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- 4 ways to cook sardines
- Sardine Salad with Olives and Feta
A member of the herring family, sardines are chock-full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12.
These little fish rank high among overlooked health foods. A member of the herring family, sardines are chock-full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12; canned sardines’ soft, edible bones provide vitamin D and calcium, too. They’re also an economical and sustainable seafood pick. Purchase canned sardines in water, olive oil, or flavored with herbs, tomatoes, mustard, or other enhancements.
Pizza. For an anchovy alternative, layer sliced or whole canned, drained sardines atop a pizza crust with marinara sauce, slivered garlic, chopped red onion, capers, and red pepper flakes. Bake until heated through.
Appetizer. Heat canned diced tomatoes with drained and chopped sardines, some of the sardines’ flavored oil, minced garlic, Italian herbs, a dash of balsamic vinegar, and a squeeze of lemon. Mound on toasted baguette slices and sprinkle with parsley or shaved fennel.
Sandwich. Mix drained, flaked sardines with finely chopped red onion and Dijon mustard. Spread on bread and broil until hot; top with sliced avocado or tomato.