Spanish sardines recipe: Ways To cook this holiday season

Are you broke but still need to present a decent dish for your upcoming Christmas party? Look no further than these Spanish sardines recipes. All of these recipes will push you to cook sardines in different ways and elevate them to a whole other level. You may be using a cheap ingredient, but they sure won’t taste cheap after you are done cooking.

Sardine pesto pasta
This Spanish sardines recipe makes you elevate packed pesto sauce into
restaurant level, without having to do a lot of preparation.

  • Bottled sardines in olive oil 225 grams
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 cups of pesto sauce, from the grocery store
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ⅓ cups of walnuts.
  • 250 grams of cooked spaghetti noodles

First, make the pesto sauce. Pour you bottled or packed pesto sauce into a food processor, then follow it up by dropping the walnuts and fresh basil leaves. Pulse all the things together until its smooth. Place the pasta sauce into a bowl and set it aside for now.

Second, cook the sardines. Pour the oil from your bottle sardines into a hot skillet and cook your onions and garlic in the oil. Stir the 3 ingredients for 2 minutes. Once 2 minutes has passed, pour the noodles into the skillet and equally distribute them among the fish and vegetables. Afterward, pour the pesto sauce. Mix everything for 30 more seconds and then serve.

Cioppino seafood stew

  • Sardines in olive oil 225 grams
  • 2 cups of cleaned and peeled shrimps
  • 1 cup of squid rings
  • 1 pound of clams
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bouillon cube, seafood flavor
  • 1 can canned tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

First, start by making the seafood stock by putting the bouillon cube in water and boiling until the cube dissolves. Set it aside. Next, fry the onions and garlic in a hot pan with olive oil for 2 minutes. Then, sprinkle salt, pepper, and the bay leaf.

Now pour the seafood in the pan with different seasonings. Stir all of these
ingredients for 2 minutes, before pouring the stock, canned tomatoes, and calamansi juice. Let everything simmer in the pan for 10 more minutes.

After 10 minutes has passed, check the seafood. If the shrimps and squids seem tender and the clams have opened, it is time to serve.

Sardines pate on toast

  • Spicy sardines 155 grams
  • 2 tbsps cream cheese
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 baguette

In a bowl, mash the sardines into flaked pieces. Then, place the butter, cream cheese, calamansi juice in the same bowl and mix everything with the sardines. Keep mixing until thick mixture comes out. Next, season it with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and set the bowl aside.

Now, it is time to prepare the toasts. First, cut the cucumber, tomatoes, and baguette into thin slices. Next, spread on each toast the sardine pate mixture made earlier. Lastly, top each toast with one tomato and cucumber slice before serving.

Key Takeaway:
When you are broke, Spanish sardines will save you. This cheap ingredient can be cooked in so many ways and it will turn out delicious. Whether you chose to turn it into a pasta, a pate or put it in a seafood stew, all the guests in your upcoming holiday party will surely love it.

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