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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Home-made Sardines

The idea of making Home-made Sardines came from Cik Mat Gebu's house (many thanks for sharing the great idea). Anyway, I have made it according to my own taste and style. The result is impressive as the bones are soften and can be safely eaten just like canned sardines. The taste is better than canned sardines as the fish are fresh, no fishy smell and most of all without added preservatives and you can adjust the recipe to your liking.

Read this article which promotes sardines (including their bones) as healthy diet.

1 medium size
(about 400g) Fresh Sardines (can also use other fish like tuna)
3 Shallots*
2 cloves Garlics*
(* pounded)
1 tbsp Chili Powder - add some water to form paste
2" Ginger - bruised
1/2 cup tomato Puree
1/2 cup Water
Salt & Sugar

1. Heat up few tbsp oil & fry pounded ingredients until fragrant.
Add in chili paste & stir for a while until it is cooked.
Add in the rest of ingredients & pressure cook.
(Follow your own pressure cooker instructions for method & timing).

2. Once cooked, depressurised & add in other preferred ingredients like sliced onions, tomato, etc.

3. Served with white rice or rotis.

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