Sardine is an oily fish which is a great source of vitamins A, B12, D, E and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The bones of canned sardines are soft enough to be edible; these are a great source of calcium.

Sardines are commonly served in canned and have the benefit of being portable, convenient and non-perishable. It may not be a popular choice of food for many, but it is a great choice for people on a budget for healthy sources of protein. Canned sardine has a strong fish-oil smell and some may find it unpleasant. The ingredients used in this recipe impart lots of pleasant aromas and reduce most of the fish-oil unpleasant flavor.

In Chinese: 酸辣罐头茄汁沙丁鱼食谱

Hot and Sour Canned Sardine

Hot and Sour Canned Sardine Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 1 Canned sardine in tomato sauce (425g)
  • 5 Dried chillies (5g)
  • 3 Slices Dried Sliced Tamarind, Garcinia atroviridis
  • 1 Stalk lemongrass
  • 3 Okra (ladies’ fingers)
  • ½ Eggplant
  • 1 onion
  • 1½ Tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 350g water
 

Instructions:

1 Cut dried chillies and soak with warm water until soften, remove as many seeds as possible. Rinse dried slices of tamarind, set aside.

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1.1 Dried slices of Tamarind

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2 Cut off the root and leaf of lemongrass, divide the stalk into 2-3 sections depending on the length of your lemongrass. Smash with the back of a heavy knife to release the zesty lemongrass flavor.

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3 Wash and clean ladies’ finger (okra) and eggplant, cut into sections. Other vegetables such as tomato, long beans, etc. can be added.

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3.1 Cut eggplant into sections

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4 Cut the onion in half lengthwise, slice away both ends and remove the skin. Wash the onion and cut into wedges, then separate the layers.

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4.1 Cut onion into wedges and separate the layers.

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5 Heat 1 and a half tablespoon of oil, add in the onion and stir fry until half cooked or half softened.

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6 Add in dried chilies and lemongrass, stir fry for half minute on medium heat.

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7 Pour in 1 canned sardine (425g), 350g water, 3 slices of dry tamarind, 3 okras (ladies’ fingers), ½ eggplant, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon white vinegar. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 8 minutes.

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8 Season with 1 tablespoon of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt before serving.

Hot and Sour Canned Sardine