Before we ditched the grains from our diet, I posted a recipe for Sardine Tacos. I had recently tried fish tacos at a local restaurant and, as a fan of the unpopular sardine, I thought it would be a good idea to replace the tilapia with a more nutritious fish. Apparently others have had the same idea because I still get traffic from people searching for sardine taco recipes.
And more and more people are coming to love sardines because they are:
- An excellent source of omega 3′s
- A good source of vitamin D, calcium and protein
- Low on the food chain, and therefore low in contaminants such as mercury
But still, the majority of people seem to have no stomach for sardines. Most of the time, I am perfectly content to eat them straight from the tin, but sometimes even I go through spells where that strong fish smell is not so appealing. So I started experiencing with some new ways to make sardines more palatable, and of course, it involves bacon.
These are not tried and true recipes below, just whimsical experiments that need some fine tuning. So if you are trying to include more sardines in your diet, maybe one of these ideas will give you a little inspiration.
A few sprigs of Fennel leaves
2 cloves, garlic, finely chopped