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Island-Style Sardines and Rice


"This is one of my favorite recipes. My favorite way to enjoy this is in the morning, for breakfast, with some good coffee. It is made from items that are almost always found in a West Indian/Carribean kitchen. Sardines can be substituted with any canned salt fish, but the soybean oil gives it the texture that is out of this world! Very tasty if you love spicy and if you love sardines!"
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25 m servings 235 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat; add tomato, onion, garlic, and scotch bonnet chile pepper. Cook and stir tomato mixture until onion is almost translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour sardines and soybean oil into tomato-onion mixture; mash fish with a fork until incorporated. Cover skillet, reduce to low, and cook until sardines are heated through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sardine mixture over rice.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you are not concerned with the carbohydrate content of this meal, you can add very thinly sliced white potatoes to the pan with the oil and onion only; cover and steam until potatoes are done (depends on how thin you slice them.) When potatoes are done, add the additional ingredients and complete the recipe as listed.
  • Habanero chile peppers can be substituted for scotch bonnet peppers if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 235 calories; 9 g fat; 23.8 g carbohydrates; 13.7 g protein; 65 mg cholesterol; 234 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is a really delicious dish! I made some adjustments but i think it's still a great use of sardines. Instead of using sardines in soybean oil i used sardines in water & instead of Scotch bon...

Delicious. I had to make a few adjustments (no scotch peppers) because of my children and I used standard tomato because I didn't have plum but absolutely delicious, healthy and quick meal for a...

I added a squeeze of lemon juice instead of salt and a splash of low sodium soy sauce.