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Sardines in Spicy Tomato Sauce from 'The Adobo Road Cookbook'

For Marvin Gapultos, canned sardines in tomato sauce were the ultimate bachelor comfort food. These days, however, he has ditched the can for a fresh version featured in his new cookbook, The Adobo Road. His sauce is a perfect example of the melting pot of culinary influences in the Philippines: tomatoes from the Americas, smoked paprika and white wine from Spain, and fish sauce and calamansi lime juice from Southeast Asia. Fresh sardines quickly broiled atop the fragrant sauce are a step above the canned variety and just as effortless to prepare. More

Sardines in Spicy Tomato Sauce from 'The Adobo Road Cookbook'

For Marvin Gapultos, canned sardines in tomato sauce were the ultimate bachelor comfort food. These days, however, he has ditched the can for a fresh version featured in his new cookbook, The Adobo Road. His sauce is a perfect example of the melting pot of culinary influences in the Philippines: tomatoes from the Americas, smoked paprika and white wine from Spain, and fish sauce and calamansi lime juice from Southeast Asia. Fresh sardines quickly broiled atop the fragrant sauce are a step above the canned variety and just as effortless to prepare. More

Sandwiched: Canned Sardine Banh Mi

Sardine banh mis are usually made with canned sardines packed in a spicy tomato sauce. The rich, meaty flavor of sardines along with the spice and tang from the tomato sauce can lift a baguette in ways that other fillings can't. And since canned sardines are used, this particular type of Vietnamese sandwich is a cinch to make at home. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cured Sardine Sandwich at Local Mission Eatery

Local Mission Eatery is dedicated to living up to its name. Everything in the restaurant is made from locally sourced ingredients, even, it seems, the decor (a wall of lovingly used cookbooks). Yet a meal here is more than just a ho-hum pile of local roasted veggies. They serve more assertive dishes such as tongue with mushrooms and pears, or this Cured Sardine Sandwich ($9). More

Eat for Eight Bucks: Sardine Linguine with Sundried Tomatoes and Olives

Sardines seem to be having a moment in the sun. They're not just an easy-to-prepare bachelor food, they're also apparently a health food—just see Alton Brown. But I'm in it for the flavor. Gather a mess of Mediterranean ingredients and go to town. Chop up some pitted black olives, sweet and tangy sundried tomatoes, and fennel to complement the pungent fish. More

Sardines for Breakfast Anyone?

If you are smitten with sardines but don't want to be that person stinking up the office with your little fishies for lunch, ever consider having them for breakfast? As the Internet Food Association points out, "they are ridiculously good for you (omega-threes!), cheap, and sustainable." Hello sardine omelets? Sardine-topped oatmeal? More

Alton Brown's Sardine-Avocado Sandwich Diet

It actually doesn't taste like diet food at all. Alton Brown on the Good Eats "Live and Let Die" episode where he talks about his weight loss. Sardine Avocado Sandwiches View the complete recipe here ยป If you've seen Alton Brown on television recently (his Iron Chef White House appearance, the Welch's Grape Juice commercials, or of course, Good Eats) you've probably noticed that a big chunk of him is missing. Where did you go, Alton? Sardines + Avocado. [Photograph: Erin Zimmer] Apparently to the land of sardine-avocado (sardicado?) sandwiches, where he's lost 50-pounds-plus. On a recent Good Eats episode called "Live and Let Diet," Brown revealed his little skinny-making secret.... More

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