/r9k/ keeps memeing on about sardines
are they any good? how do you eat them? doesn't spitting out the spine every time annoy and gross you out?
the only fish I like is salmon and perch since those are pretty much the only fish that don't smell "fishy," how fishy are sardines?
>not eating the spine
It's like your anus is a massive black hole that no cock can escape
Its not a meme theyre actually nice. Heres how I have them.
>open em plate em and shred them with a fork (pulled pork style) bones and all
>add a little bit of salt maybe mayo and a sauce of your choosing I use hot sauce
>serve on top of some crispy buttery toast
>for a nice crispy finish place the whole thing under a grill for a minute
My mom bought sardines and I never thought that I would like them so much. I have them on toast with a few dill pickles on the side.
I've only ever had them in oil, what other flavors are worth trying?
Find ones with some sort of hot peppers or hot pepper sauce. Tomato ones if you're feeling like having less "fishy" smelling ones.
Also you should try what my father in law told me he liked to do. Simply slice some onion really thinly put it on toast with sardines and just add mustard on top. I was surprised by how well they go together.
Sprats are where it's at.
But in all canned fish, even salmon, the bones are all crumbly and don't taste like anything. You should eat them they are good for you.
Sardines have a relatively strong flavor, I doubt you'd like them.
You should quit smoking
I don't mind the smell but I had to watch when I'd eat them because my roomate would throw a bitchfit if I opened a can of sardines around him, he hated the smell.
Sardines are for idiots.
Get kippers. Same basic idea, no getting fishbone caught in your teeth which causes your breath to smell like you tonguebanged a hooker all day.
I'm afraid to open up any double layer tins of sardines I have around here because I dunno if I'll be able to eat them all in one sitting. And I dont know how to store them properly.
I suppose I could make fishermans eggs or do something similar and mix some mustard in and top crackers with the mixture and add hotsauce as a snack.
I always considered canned sardines to be smell-less, but fresh sardines, especially when grilled, to be very smelly.
Maybe it's because I always had high (or low) quality cans. Maybe oil/water has an influence.
People calling sardines smelly/fishy or not, could you clarify? Had anyone found notable differences in brands?
Sardines are good because I don't have to get rid of a lot of things and they taste pretty good with tomato sauce. I was inspired by those canned sardines with tomato sauce in them, but I tried to make my own because the fishes in those are mostly crushed. Took me a few tries but I got it to an alright taste.
Has anyone had these
I got them from world market and I thought they were really good
>the only fish I like is salmon and perch since those are pretty much the only fish that don't smell "fishy," how fishy are sardines?
I hear this comment all the time and it's ALWAYS from ignorant white teenagers who know nothing about food and cooking.
If your fish smells it's not fresh and you shouldn't have bought it. There are only one or two rare exceptions to this rule.
Anyway, to answer the question I tend to use them in pasta or blend them with tuna, garlic and onion and make these out of them
>If your fish smells it's not fresh and you shouldn't have bought it
That's certainly true. But fish have a wide variety of different flavors and textures. An oily fish like mackerel is going to taste stronger than a white-fleshed fish like cod, even if both are fresh-right-out-of-the-water. That's probably what they are referring to, they just don't know the proper terminology.
That makes sense. Most people would call anchovies a strong smelling fish, despite it having no smell at all. Like you say, terminology and canning/tinning practices etc complicate matters.
I've tried em for the first time just recently. I loooove the boneless skinless ones they are fuckin delicious. The normal ones aren't bad either but something about the texture makes me feel weird eating them. I do it anyway, but I prefer the boneless/skinless.
Never ate them canned since pic related is one of our national dishes in the summer
>that bread soaked up in the juice and olive oil