Friday, 30 September 2011

Pressure Cooked Sardines/ Sardine Sandwich


Pressure cooked sardines tastes like the  canned ones.It can be refrigerated & used like it, without the fear of salt or chemicals used in canning.Sardines are rich in Omega 3 fatty acid, so include it in your diet & protect your HEART!       
Here I’ve made sardine sandwiches.

INGREDIENTS:

Sardines: 500 g
Onions: 1 cup chopped
Shallots: 1/2cup chopped
Green chilli: 3 chopped fine
Ginger: 1”piece chopped fine
Tomatoes: 3 blanched, skinned & chopped fine
Red chilli powder: 2 tsps
Tomato sauce: 1/2cup
Vinegar: 1 tbsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

METHOD:

Mix the onions, shallots, green chilli, ginger, tomato, chilli powder, tomato sauce, vinegar & salt in a bowl.
In a pressure cooker, layer half the onion mix & place fish one by one over it.
Cover with remaining onions & dribble oil over it.
Pour a cup of water cover cooker & place on fire.
After the first whistle, lower flame & cook for 1 hour.
When done the fish bone will be soft, you can give it to children too.

Sardine Sandwich:

Cooked sardine: 2
Butter: 1 tbsp
Cucumber: 6 slices
Tomato: 1 sliced              
Bread: 6 slices

Mash the fish with a fork, add the butter.
Apply on one side of the bread, layer cucumber, tomato, or lettuce over it.
Cover with another slice, cut side & serve.

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