SPICE UP: 7 MUST-TRY recipes for canned sardines

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Ka-umay na ba ang ginisa? Try out these seven recipes to spice up your stock canned sardines!

 

1 | Lumpiang Sardinas (Spring roll Sardines)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans of tomato-based sardines
  • 1 onion, minced (medium)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small carrot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons onion leek or parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup malunggay leaves (optional)
  • lumpia wrappers (small)
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon of calamansi juice (for the dipping sauce)

 

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PREPARATION: LUMPIA

  • First, separate the sardines from the sauce. Save the tomato sauce for later;
  • Mash the sardines, before adding the minced carrots, onion, and 3 cloves of garlic;
  • Also, add the 2 tablespoons of onion leeks or parsley or malunggay (optional), 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, and the egg;
  • Mix well until evenly distributed
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper;
  • Once the mixing is done, grab your lumpia wrappers. Don’t have any wrapper available? Check out these videos to learn how to make homemade wrappers: With or without rolling pin;
  • Put a tablespoon of mixture on top of the wrapper. Roll and seal it with water;
  • Once done with the wrapping, you can now start deep-frying the lumpia until golden brown.

 

PREPARATION: DIPPING SAUCE

Strain the tomato sauce to separate any excess sardines;
Put in a pan, together with 1/3 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of calamansi juice;
Stir, then add salt and pepper to taste;
Add slurry (1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 3 teaspoon water) to thicken the sauce;
Stir and let it boil before serving.

 

2 | Sisig Sardines

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can of sardines
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and ground black pepper for taste
  • 1 cup of Chicharron (optional)
  • 1 Green chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cooking Oil

 

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PREPARATION

  • Strain the tomato sauce and remove bones from sardines before mashing;
  • Heat oil in a pan, then add the minced onions, mashed sardines, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, chicharron, chopped green chili peppers, black pepper, and the beaten egg.
  • Sauté until cooked.

 

3 | Sweet and Source Fish Ball Sardines

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans of sardines
  • 1 cup Petchay, chopped (Chinese white cabbage)
  • 2 teaspoon Knorr Liquid seasoning
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoon green onions, chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 Eggs

 

PREPARATION: FISH BALL

  • Separate sardines from the tomato sauce. Keep the sauce for later use;
  • Mash the sardines, then add the chopped petchay or (malunggay), egg, and green onions;
  • Mix well before adding the liquid seasoning;
  • Add breadcrumbs to absorb excess liquid in the mixture;
  • Mix until the ingredients are distributed evenly.
  • Before frying, make sure to roll the mixture first into ball-shapes. Then dip it into a bowl of 1 beaten egg and into a small bowl of breadcrumbs. Once done, start deep-frying the balled-sardines mixture until golden brown.

 

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PREPARATION: SWEET & SOUR SAUCE

  • First, make slurry by mixing water and cornstarch;
  • Heat a pan then add the tomato sauce from the sardines, vinegar, and sugar;
  • Initially stir the mixture before adding the slurry;
  • Stir sauce until the stickiness becomes consistent.

 

4 | Fishball Sardines

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can of sardines
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of spring onion
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Oil for frying

 

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PREPARATIONS

  • Separate sardines from the sauce then remove bones before mashing;
  • Add the minced onions, garlic, mashed sardines, and 2 tablespoons of spring onion;
  • Mix it well before adding the all-purpose flour and baking powder;
  • Add water in interval small amounts, before adding salt and pepper for taste;
  • Mix well until consistency is apparent;
  • Next, form ball-shapes using two spoons;
  • Deep-fry in a medium heat pan until golden brown;
  • Use a strainer to remove excess oil or use skewer.

 

5 | Tortang Sardinas (Sardines Omelette)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans sardines
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (optional)
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Oil for frying

 

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PREPARATION

  • Separate the sauce and place the sardines in a bowl;
  • Mash the sardines into pieces before setting aside;
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute minced onion, garlic, and carrots for 2-3 minutes;
  • Then, add mashed sardines before mixing it again for a minute;
  • Set aside the mixture and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile, crack 3 eggs and beat them in a bowl;
  • Add sardines mixture along with the spring onions, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (optional) and the seasoning, salt & pepper;
  • Heat oil once again in a pan before frying. Make sure to flip both sides until golden brown.

 

6 | Sardines with Misua (flour noodles) at Sayote (chayote)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can sardines
  • 1 piece chayote, sliced
  • 3 ounce misua
  • 1 piece onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup spring onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups water
  • Patis (fish sauce) and ground pepper to taste

 

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PREPARATION

  • Heat oil in a pan before adding minced garlic;
  • Saute the garlic until golden brown;
  • Then add minced onions and chopped chayote. Saute for one to one and a half minute;
  • Add sardines with tomato-sauce and leave it for about a minute before adding the water. Leave until boil;
  • Once boil, add the misua. Leave it for another 1-2 minutes before adding the fish sauce or salt and ground pepper for taste. Adding spring onions is optional.
  • Stir and serve.

 

7 | Pasta Sardines

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 sardines (oil/tomato-based)
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, minced or diced
  • 3 whole tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried basil (optional)

 

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