I was reading the boxes of canned sardine. An old fellow came by, just like me, was looking for a good one. He probably lived alone, or had extra time to spend, so he started a long conversation about sardines ...
I suddenly remember my grandpa, who chose to live alone for many years. When I visited him, I also loved checking his cupboard to see any left-over food for me to pick :) :) They're usually a few anchovies or canned sardines. "Uh-ooooh..." people may give out a sympathetic sign once they hear the word "canned". But look at this way, it's reflecting his fuss-free life style. Canned sardine doesn't taste like the fresh one for sure, but it has its own taste and it can be absolutely delicious. Quite often I have a craving for that taste.
In this recipe, using canned sardine is certainly better!
We'll make some fresh sardines when we're ready for mingle next time, ok?!
To make Bread with Sardine & Garlic Spread, you will need:
Country bread, sliced, and slightly toasted
Slow-roasted garlic until the flesh is completely soft
Top quality canned sardine, drained well
optional: paprika/ red peppercorns/ spices
Remove the garlic skin, generously spread the flesh on a slice of bread. Then either you mash the sardine to paste, or use it as-is, put the fish on the top, sprinkle some spice to finish