Do you ever have one of those days that is unexpectedly stressful and hectic? I think we all do, right? Well, yesterday was one of those days for me. Work and more work, along with upcoming deadlines and the related stresses. It was just not a good day for anything too involved as far as dinner was concerned.
Such days are smaller instances where having a full pantry can be quite handy. No SHTF scenario, no crisis. Just a busy day in need of a quick dinner solution. Luckily, I had just gone to the grocery store and grabbed up a few new items that I was raring to try. Even a small indulgence or change from the ordinary can make a world of difference in our mood. And if they’re convenient, then so much the better.
I had been reading about sardines and their nutritional benefits, and so I wanted to give them a try. As I was new to eating them, I selected a boneless and skinless variety. After doing some reading, I decided to make a quick sardine salad that could be eaten with cheese and crackers. A cool meal that would be perfect for a hurried schedule!
Although this basic recipe could be fancied up quite a bit, I just used what I had on hand. Here’s what I mixed up:
- 1 tin of sardines, drained and chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- Sriracha Mayo to taste
- Hot mustard to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
The resulting salad is easily eaten with crackers and is filling. Plus it made enough leftovers for a few meals, which is certainly a bonus.
What are your favorite ways to use sardines? Any recommendations for someone like myself who is new to eating them?