THESE sardine recipes are not the same ones that will nourish kids across the country, but they should do in a pinch if you are trying to do something more exciting with your can of sardines. These recipes are from the Mega Global website.
2 cans of sardines, drained (the brand recommends their Spanish-style sardines)
1 cup of finely chopped vegetables (such as peppers, celery, and carrots)
1-½ tablespoon of Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
½ tablespoon of mustard
¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
salt (to taste)
Place sardines in a bowl. Mash with a fork (until they eventually resemble canned tuna).
Finely chop some vegetables, such as peppers, celery, and carrots.
Mix everything together, making a dressing out of the yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika.
SARDINE MISO BALL SOUP
3 cans of sardines in oil, drained
1 to 2 teaspoons of grated ginger, unpeeled
1 to 2 teaspoons of red miso
3 tablespoons of flour
1 to 2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
Chop the cabbage into bits. Chop the onion as well.
Finely slice the sardines.
Grind the sardines using a mortar and pestle or a food processor. Combine the ginger, red miso, flour, and salt and pepper to the mix. Continue grinding until it transforms into a thick paste.
Pour around a liter of water into a pot over medium heat. Once it boils, toss in the Chinese cabbage.
Form the sardine paste into bite-size balls. Add them to the soup.
Simmer the soup briefly.
Dissolve the miso for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour a small amount of sesame oil before serving.
Sprinkle the soup with pepper and onion.
SARDINE RICE BOWL
1 can of sardines (in tomato sauce)
1 cup of cooked rice
1 egg, fried or poached
red pepper flakes
Warm sardines in microwave.
Serve the sardines over rice.
Place the cooked egg on top.
Sprinkle some red pepper flakes.