Yes i ate #sardines i was told that these were the best, a specialty of the chef. @sonomablessed thought they were delicious. i thought they were...sardines. but now i have an excuse for avoiding sardines in the future. naturally once you’ve had the best, you can never settle for less. #excuses#goodsport#sardines
i love #sardines, and my #fishmonger knows it too. so when there is a good yield (?)of these small fish, i go across when i get a call from jangaiah ! did you know that the name #sardine came from the canning of small fish in #sardinia. in the #culinaryworld “sardine” does not refer to a specific species but rather to a number of species of the #herring family. in general, small herring are called sardines. i read this and thought it was interesting! these fish are also called #pilchard or #sprat!
when fresh, small sardines have a delicate taste, the larger fish have a fuller, oilier flavor, similar to anchovies but milder.
when i got this lot, thought i would try something different and i came across this spanish recipe and it looked so #divine and #delish that i just had to make it. the process of making this is similar to #canning. totally loved this spicy sardines in #oil, #garlic, #olives and #wholeredchilli!
other canning recipes require using a #pressurecooker to make this recipe but slow cooking also works fine. it takes about 40 mins to an hour to cook on low heat uncovered. that is, to reduce the liquids to half and get the fish meat and small fish bones to become so tender without the fish breaking into pieces. simply yummy on #butteredtoast !