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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?

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A sardine sandwich is a food my Dad enjoyed growing up during the Depression and I have loved that for as long as I can remember. Toasted rye bread, butter, sardines and red onion. Sprinkle some lemon juice on the bread and sardines. Great stuff.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 5:54pm

this is how i cook my sardines: cut up onions, skallions, red, green and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes and sautee in olive oil for a few minutes then add the sardines with a sprinking of goya all purpose seasoning...mmmm delicious!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 5:39pm

With sliced onion on a whole wheat bagel....yummy!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 4:45pm

Hi Hilary, My story on how sardines have effected my life. Twenty-five years ago. The first time my boyfriend Ray (now husband) came to call on me I was sitting on my front porch steps eating sardines right out of the can. He made a big deal about it then and still loves to tell that story now. He said, Gross ! Are you part cat? You must eat just about anything huh?..but you know I love you anyway. Yes I was young, at 16 my hair was silky smooth and my skin was acne free. I'm the 5th of 7 children, I'm from the country and so it must have been the cheapest canned sardines you can buy but I loved them then. He has always hated fish. All these years later He still doesn't want me cooking fish in the house or even eating he front of him or let him know about...if I expect a kiss that day. So haven't had as much fish as I should have had all these years. Get This ! For the past 4 years every night He tells take your fish oil pills. Ugh! I hate them....the next day after I take one I have a metal odor fuming from my armpits it's disgusting ! I've even tried the odor-less ones. Since reading this article I've decided to have fish, fish and some more fish. I won't bring it around him. I'll ask a friend or my daughter-in-law who loves fish to join me once a week for a picnic in the park with sardines, crackers and fresh air....like back in the day! I'm glad I read your article. Thanks for the inspirations to eat more fish, it will be our little secret! Because I'm want my kiss and eat my fish too ! Tammy Mul-len-dore.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 4:02pm

Hell no!!! Disgusting little animal! I am glad there are LESS SMELLY SOURCES OF OMEGA 3!
Even my cat runs away from them.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 3:58pm

I love them with crackers and pork-n-beans. Quick and easy with a can-opener !!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 2:25pm

Sardines over Basmati rice with tamari and Cholula sauce.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 1:52pm

in mustard sauce

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 1:49pm

I've had an on-and-off relationship with sardines for 50 years. When I was growing up, my family would have "sardine night," which was usually on Sunday (for some unknown reason). As a kid, I thought sardines had a strong, fishy odor, which turned me off. My Dad bought the kind in tomato sauce, then mixed in chopped yellow onions -- for another blast of strong odor! And so, we ate this potent concoction on saltine crackers. I don't think I knew anyone else who ever ate them, or would admit to it, because they were considered "poor folks" food. At least I thought they were "adult" food, smelly as they were, so I held my nose and swallowed.
Today I have a healthier, no-shame relationship with sardines, but I don't always feel like eating them. Perhaps I will tonight -- it just happens to be Sunday!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 1:45pm

I've had an on-and-off relationship with sardines for years. When I was growing up, my family would have "sardine night," which was usually on Sunday (for some unknown reason). As a kid, I thought sardines had a strong, fishy odor, which turned me off. My Dad bought the kind in tomato sauce, then mixed in chopped yellow onions -- for another blast of strong odor! And so, we ate this potent concoction on saltine crackers. I don't think I knew anyone else who ever ate them, or would admit it, because they were considered "poor folks" food. At least I thought they were "adult" food, smelly as they were, so I held my nose and swallowed.
Today I have a healthier, no-shame relationship with sardines, but I don't always feel like eating them. Perhaps I will tonight -- it just happens to be Sunday!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 1:43pm

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