Sardine Baguettes and Spaghetti

Sometimes I find it difficult to come up with new lunch ideas and end up eating the same ol’ sandwich or salad.  I find the best remedy is to add as much variety as possible to your diet. This is more of an idea than it is a recipe, but I love this meal because it is quick and easy, budget-friendly, tasty, filling, and you get the great health benefits of sardines. I’m guessing there are plenty of people who have no idea what to do with sardines or don’t find them appetizing. While they are very popular in many European countries, you don’t usually find them on American menus. To enjoy sardines, you need to buy high quality (which still are very affordable) canned sardines from Europe, preferably Portugal or Spain. They are large, usually about 4 to a can, you split each sardine and remove the bones running down the fillet. If the silver skin bothers you, feel free to gently rub that off with a fork. The result is a moist and flavorful piece of fish.

  • 1 French Baguette, sliced open in halves and cut into four pieces
  • Neufchâtel cheese
  • Red onion, sliced or chopped
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cans sardines packed in olive oil
  • S/P
  • Spaghetti and sauce
  1. Cook your spaghetti and toss with your favorite sauce.
  2. Toast the baguette halves to a golden crisp. Spread each piece with the cheese and top with sardines, red onion, tomatoes and S/P to taste.

Serves: 4

Recipe source: Original

Time: 20 minutes