I love fish, this is the prime reason I think I can never ever become a vegetarian. I can give up chicken but fish na, never!! Talking about the nutritional benefits is not my niche so let us leave that to bloggers like Kath, Angie and Gina! But cooking and experimenting with it is definitely my thang so today I decided to try Sardines! I have been reading a lot about them on KERF and wanted to give them a try. My taste buds were itching to try this fish.
Everything went well until I got the fish, the price was right ( the plus of getting canned stuff), nice packing 🙂 , but once I opened the fish, the structure of the fish kinda grossed me out. I decided to quickly mix it up with the chopped veggies. Admiring it any further would lead to some bad consequences, but I was mentally preparing myself that this is definitely going in the trash can.
Initially I decided to go with just the basics and gave it a taste test. Well it did not taste bad, but jazzzing it up was definitely needed. Relief..
I seasoned it up, tasted it , didn’t like it!
Lemoned it up , tasted it, didn’t like it!
Finally I added the one thing that is complementary to celery( in my mind) HOT sauce. AHA!!
This changed it completely! LOVED LOVED LOVED it!
And I really enjoyed it. The hot sauce complemented the flavors of the crunchy celery and the fish!
Definitely making this again!
1 can Sardines
2 stalks celery
1 tbsp Capers
Salt and pepper
Hot sauce to taste
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Mix the veggies, sardines and other ingredients. The Lemon juice is a must and if you are not a big fan of things that are a little mellow in taste , then the hot sauce is a must. The Hot sauce also masks the taste of the fish.
I served mine with some baked pita chips!
I loved it but the husband wouldn’t touch it with a 10 feet pole! He is not a fish lover as such!
Is there any food that you absolutely cannot eat?
Me, I can let go of pumpkin and eggs! I know people, all of y’all must be gasping with horror but really not a fan of pumpkin. Although I am trying and making an effort!