Want to try sardines. I don't think I've ever had them before and I'm not a huge fan of fish (apart from tuna), but I like anchovies and it seems like sardines are in the same ballpark, in addition to being healthy and cheap.
Any thoughts? I'm thinking about just starting with canned sardines on some melba toasts. I guess I just eat the contents of the can, I don't need to skin/debone anything? Total sardine virgin here.
It tastes amazing, would be great with crackers and cream cheese.
If you've never had sardines, I recommend buying the boneless, skinless sardines to start with. They're just more like fillets (their whole, but without bones and skin). That way you'll get to love the taste, and then you can move on to the whole sardines and you won't care about the tiny bones (which you can eat as well, they're soft from the canning process).
I make a great pasta topping with sardines. Just saute some shallots or onion in olive oil or the oil from the can of sardines, then add some minced garlic and the sardines and mash the sardines to small bits while they saute. Once the garlic and fish is fragrant, add some coarse breadcrumbs, lemon zest and juice, and minced parsley. Toss all that with some linguine or other long skinny pasta, and top with some grated parmesan or romano. It's delicious.
Pretty much, this brand was flaky like tuna. It is really good though, I'm going to save the rest for tomorrow when I can get some cream cheese. It is not a strong fish taste so if you like tuna you'd like herring.
If you don't like these then you just don't like sardines.
This anon speaks the truth.
Those are pretty much the only ones I buy unless I see something new at a specialty store or something lower end is on sale for a really low price.
This seems like an appropriate thread.
I've got some frozen pizza and want to try them with anchovies.
What brand (in America) should I look for? Are they already cooked before being put in the can?
Can I just pt some on the pizza before heating it up in the oven?
Bones safe to eat?
Do they come with the head and eyeballs and shit? (type of brand might be helpful since I don't want to eat that)
anchovies can be eaten raw
either make your pizza and then put them on which is what I prefer
or put them on your pizza before putting it in the oven/mid way through cooking
they don't come with heads.
if you don't like fish try the boneless skinless smoked sardines in oil they are the least fishy
Not necessary. Don't do this OP. Just eat them. Get a few tins as they come in different liquids (oil, water, mustard, hot sauce).
I eat them straight out of the can with saltines and Louisiana hot sauce. Love eating the spines
Kippered snacks might be more up your alley. I recommend getting some morrocan sardines.
Not beach cliff (their fish steaks are good).
Not chicken of the sea.
I eat mine on saltines with mustard and occasionally hot sauce if they're not in spicy oil.
I like to put them on the pizza right before I eat it on the plate. I also enjoy just pouring the oil on the slice.
The reason i don't like them baked into the pizza is when I've had them that way all I taste is anchovies.
>Fuck fucking fisherman eggs
If only they would love me back.
Double layer are smaller, and don't fall apart as easy as regular sardines. They also have a milder flavor and the bones/tails are more pleasant to eat.
They just have a "hand selected and packed" feel to them, and can also be eaten in one bite.
why don't you fuck off you faggot just because you're too autistic to eat anything with a flavor other than what you're used to from the freezer meals your mom makes you doesn't mean you have the authority to tell other people what to eat.
>the oil is cottonseed oil
Maybe in America.
In Britain they are commonly:
or tomato sauce.
It also annoys me that people on /ck/ seem to think they taste like Herring (maybe in America they do but not anywhere else)
I don't buy the tins in sauce but after draining the oil/brine I like to throw them on a pile of flavoured Ramen type noodles, for a quick and easy meal.
My favorite brand of the few that I've tried is Cento, about $2.60 a tin. Skinless/boneless which is a bit more approachable for some people, tastes great, and they're also packed really tight so you're not getting a ton of olive oil. I've also tried King Oscar and Crown Prince which are both more expensive. The fish were smaller, milder, and the texture much softer (almost melt in your mouth). Not bad, just different. I've also tried a couple of the Trader Joe's varieties. Those suckers were huge and the cans had like a gallon of olive oil which I don't find useful.
Try them on some crackers with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and a splash of Tobasco (I've tried with regular and habanero, both excellent).
get brislings. the big ones are mushy the brislings are texturally leagues better. i prefer them in olive oil. just put on a cracker add dash of hot sauce.
my favorite thing? i make a sardine frittata. sardine, 4 eggs, bit of feta or goat cheese. fucking god tier and loads of brotein
Find a Mediterranean market and get pic related. They're like $1.50 a can where I live.
I get em for about $2 a tin at a run of the mill supermarket.. I've tried a lot of different brands and these were really my favorite.. pretty sure they are Moroccan imports and the price may be due to the lack of bones and skin
King Oscar is a pretty good brand if you haven't already gone out and gotten them! I just get some plain white rice and put the sardines over them straight out of the tin with the oil it comes in. bretty gud