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The #1 food you should eat (and probably don't)

By Hilary Meyer, April 16, 2010 - 2:17pm

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Hilary asks: Do you like sardines? If you do, what are your favorite ways to eat them?


I have always been brought up eating tinned Sardines from childhood as they were a great pantry staple in NZ and a convenient, nourishing and inexpensive snack or meal bones, oil and skin which I personally think adds texture and great mouth feel with the soft skin, crunchy soluble bone and oily semi firm fleshed fish.
I have tried some very expensive fish oil replacements to up my omega intake and found that whilst they are advertised on TV as a fruit cocktail punchy filled flavour with no nasty after taste I have to say the add is a complete crock. The flavour was disgusting like cod liver oil and mandarin cordial and the after taste would not go away for hours even when you cleaned your teeth or brushed your tongue with your toothbrush for ages to rid your mouth of that unforgettable taste lol.
One nearly 40.00 dollar all be it a small bottle went in the bin and I am still confused that this advertiser promotes the oil here in Australia with a cute little cartoon fish which to all accounts is delighted with the teaspoon that he is fed. It is not because it tastes yucky to me but more the crazy logic of the advertising company that thought it would be cute to have a cartoon fish swimming around who loves rather than swimming and playing with his fishy friends to drink them in the form of a once a day dose of omega III fish oil, go figure!.
I like one of your other responses have most of the time had the Sardines straight on fresh brown or rye bread. The way I prefer having Sardines is on hot buttered toasted brown bread with a sprinkle of brown vinegar dashed over the top and topped with another buttered and toasted slice of brown or Rye. Delicious…..


10/11/2010 - 11:06am

I love to take two slices of whole grain brand a can of sardine and make a sandwich , this is trully delic, I am still trying to get my hubby to try this one but he thinks i am nuts, luv it


10/02/2010 - 8:51pm

from the can


10/01/2010 - 7:46pm

dice tomato, garlic,onion,bellpeppers, cucumber, okro cut lettuce in small pieces add small pieces of cheese mix all together serve with crackers.


10/01/2010 - 2:19pm

Right out of the tin!!! Oil and all!


09/27/2010 - 11:03pm

"on a cracker with louisianna hot sause" says my boyfriend


09/27/2010 - 7:23pm

Right out of the can for sure...


09/27/2010 - 2:26pm

I love sardines because I learned to eat them with my grandfather when I was a kid. He often made a late evening snack of the mustard sauced ones and placed them on a saltine. To my ten year old self the flavor was pungent and delicious. As I have grown much older, this memory has led me to share sardines, especially the boneless and skinless variety with my children and grand children. It's a wonderful (and now I know healthy) memory from my Central Pennsylvania farming background.

Seafood, especially fried fish and oysters and oyster stuffing, were always special foods for holiday gatherings. This was in the day when most of our food was home grown and holidays apparently the time to splurge on these special treats.

Keep up your good work!

Vonny Eckman
Carlisle, PA


09/27/2010 - 1:24pm

on crackers right out of the can. i've been telling people for years that they are good for you.


09/27/2010 - 12:44pm

Here's the problem, Hilary: For some of us, perhaps many of us, fish tastes like garbage. It's repulsive.

So, instead of eating this vile food, we sensibly take one to two tablespoons of high-quality fish oil daily. In doing so, we gain all the benefits of fish consumption, without the detriments. Our kitchens smell better, too.


09/27/2010 - 11:31am

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