How to make Sardines Extra Special during Quarantine?

In just a few days, we are completing a month long homecation. And as we all know, the enhanced community quarantine due to the pandemic coronavirus disease or COVID-19 has been extended up to April 30.

It’s harder for moms to prepare a meal in this situation due to limited budget and food stock. But I am sure we all have SARDINES in our cabinet or even from relief goods distributed by the local officials or the government.

Actually, sardines is a common canned goods in the household, but did you know, we can make it more special and nutritious by adding vegetables?

Here are some healthy Sardines menu I did during the quarantine period.

Ginisang Sardinas na may Bunga ng Malunggay

I. Ginisang Sardinas na may Bunga ng Malunggay (Sauteed Sardines with Moringa Pods)

Recipe:

  • 1 can Sardines
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 Moringa Pods
  • Salt and Pepper

Procedure:

  • Add oil in the pan
  • Saute garlic, onion and tomato
  • Add the Moringa Pods
  • Mix the pods until tender
  • Add the sardines
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve
Ginisang Sardinas na may Upo

II. Ginisang Sardinas na may Upo (Sauteed Sardines with Bottle Gourd)

Recipe:

  • 2 cans Sardines
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 medium sized Upo (Bottle Gourd) sliced into small pieces
  • Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

You can watch the cooking procedure here:

III. You can be creative in cooking Sardines. Why not mix it with alugbati, sayote, repolyo or amplaya. Others I know, want it with sotanghon too.

Ginisang Sardinas na may Repolyo

The easy to do and one of the best too is Sardines with egg in rice or bread.

Here’s my Omelette Sardines with Cabbage served with rice.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we learned how economical and budget-friendly it is to have SARDINES at home.

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