Sardines: They might not be the best looking fish in the sea, but they sure deliver when it comes to treating you good.
I have many memories of my brothers and I each getting a plate of sardines on toast for lunch and it was unquestionably one of our favourites; along side ketchup and cheese ‘pizza’ sandwiches because CHILDHOOD. Needless to say I am no longer one for the second option (I’d give the tomato sauce buttie another 5 years or so before it comes back around as a foodie trend) but to this day, sardines on toast is still on regular rotation in this household. It’s a real nostalgic bite for me and I always reach for this when I’m short on time. Remember sardines are refreshingly cheap to buy and are actually one of the most nutrient dense fish, so if you’re put off by their looks – just give ’em a chance, yeah? I promise that they are so much better once you get to know them a little…
What you need:
- 1 slice german rye bread
- 1 tin sardines in olive oil
- 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 large handfuls rocket and spinach
- 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper
- fresh herbs, to garnish
What you need to do:
- Toast the rye bread, mash up the sardines in a bowl and spread evenly on the toast. Add the red onion, seasoning and a squeeze of lemon before placing under the grill for 5 minutes.
- Heat some oil in a pan and saute the greens until wilted. Serve it all up together and garnish with the fresh herbs.