Got Canned Sardines? Make these Spanish Sardines in Tomato Sauce
Canned sardines, some folks love them others can´t stand to be around them. In this recipe, I will show you how to make a dish using canned sardines that is so good, it promises to make you a believer. We´re talking Spanish Sardines in Tomato Sauce.
This dish is packed with flavors, easy to make and all done in about 20 minutes. Serve it as a tapas appetizer or even as a main course. Next to some roasted potatoes and a Spanish salad.
The secret to this recipe is to use some high-quality sardines in olive oil. As it makes all the difference. I also added some sweet smoked Spanish paprika into the tomato sauce. Which gives it a beautiful smoky touch.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can serve this dish warm, at room temperature or even chilled. It will hold in the fridge for up 5 days in an air-tight container.
Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY FRY PAN
EXTRA VIRGIN SPANISH OLIVE OIL
SWEET SMOKED SPANISH PAPRIKA
SPANISH CANNED SARDINES
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Spanish Sardines in Tomato Sauce
- 2 cans sardines in olive oil 4 oz / 120 grams each
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 5 tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
- dash white sugar
- handful fresh parsley
Roughly chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic and cut the tomatoes into big chunks
Heat a fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil
After a couple minutes add in the onion and garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 4 to 5 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the paprika, give it a quick mix, then add in the chopped tomatoes, sea salt, black pepper and sugar, mix together, after 5 minutes and the tomatoes are lightly sauteed, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool
Meanwhile, drain the olive oil from the cans of sardines and then gently remove the sardines from the can
Once the tomato mixture has slightly cooled, add into a food processor and pulse for 30 to 60 seconds or until you end up with a smooth texture
Transfer the tomato sauce into a serving dish, add the sardines over the tomato sauce, making sure to give them a gentle flip so they´re coated in the tomato sauce, sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!
Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used to make this Recipe
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Albert I think I’ve asked this before but please make a cookbook with your recipes. I’m sure someone will support you to do this. I like having a hard copy for cooking. Call me old-fashioned.10 . Feb . 2023
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Hopefully soon! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love11 . Feb . 2023
Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms i never had spanish sardines in tomato suce before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work04 . Jan . 2023
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Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂05 . Jan . 2023
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