November 24, 2012

National Sardine Day

“Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.” – Ferran Adria

It's National Sardine Day!

I have never been fond of sardines (as a food). Thinking back to Saturday afternoon family lunches when my dad would finish his meal with a can of sardines for dessert makes my stomach churn. Something about the way the tin rolled back to reveal tightly packed sardines that would look back up at you miserably was just completely unappealing to me. it still is. This is one of those food holidays I can't help but shake my head and ask... really?

Really! Sardines are loved in many parts of the world by all socioeconomic classes. And they're full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and amino acids (which means they're good for your heart, your bones, and your immune system).

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

I wasn't quite sure how to celebrate the essence of this day, so I thought I would recreate Alton Brown's recipe for "Sherried Sardine Toast" using Sophie's Kitchen breaded fish fillets (which are totally vegan).

Happy National Sardine Day!