Author Notes: I created this recipe after eating a Vietnamese sardine sandwich at a party. Sardines are a wonderfood: more nutritious, less ecologically damaging, and tastier than canned tuna. The trick is to buy good ones. Bela from Portugal are fine--inexpensive and tasty. —AnnaVanLenten
Makes: 1 sandwich
slices of your favorite bread
can Bela sardines (or any you prefer)
tablespoons chopped cilantro, parsley, or arugula
handful chopped scallions
lime or lemon juice
salt and pepper
- Lightly toast your bread and spread the mayo on one slice.
- Scatter the scallions over the mayo, then lay as many of the sardines as you like over one slice of bread. Press the sardines with a fork to break them up a bit and cover the bread.
- Layer the chopped greens over the sardines--use up as much of the greens as you prefer.
- Over the greens, squeeze lime or lemon juice--a good amount is wise, to counter the richness of the mayo and sardines. Salt and pepper generously and top with second slice of bread.