July 9, 2011 • Category: Fish/Seafood, Sandwiches
If you have a can of sardines staring at you and no inspiration, make a croque-sardines!
Inspired by the ubiquitous croque-monsieur, except my croque-sardines has Middle-Eastern flavor.
Get some rustic bread, slather a slice with muhammara, layer a few sardines; in the meantime, broil another slice with goat cheese.
NOTE: For a sardine-hummus sandwich, clickhere.
INGREDIENTS: 2 sandwiches
- 1 can of sardines (I used Morrocan sardines in olive oil)
- 6 ounces of goat cheese
- 1 small egg white (optional)
- 1 clove of garlic mashed in a mortar with a dash of salt
- 1 cup of muhammara
- A handful of arugula or any other greens
- Mix the goat cheese with a mashed clove of garlic and the egg white (optional). Spread on a slice of bread and toast in the oven for 4 minutes until the goat cheese is set and warm.
- In the meantime, slather some muhammara on the other slice, place the drained and wiped sardines on top and a few leaves of arugula. Top with the other slice and serve.
Muhammara recipe is available here.
24 Comments • Comments Feed
Looks great, but we still have to make the muhammara from scratch. Here’s a video on preparing fresh anchovies, You could do the same with sardines. http://youtu.be/1Fu9X2HLGCU
Love your videos, very well done.
On July 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Forgot to mention that I totally approve of the Frei Bros. Chardonnay.
On July 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm
I love canned sardines (fresh ones too). Just yesterday I bought a huge selection of canned sardines from all over at this market nearby. I got sardines from Morocco, Portugal, Spain, countries in the Adriatic sea, Scandinavia and from here Monterrey Bay. They have their own terroir or shall I say (oceonoir) depending on where the fish was caught. I still go for basic whole sardines packed in olive oil. Sardines have lots of good for you healthy omega fats.
This sandwich looks divine. I never mixed sardine and cheese silly me….
A glass of Roussanne would do too 🙂
Cheers from the Dock of the Bay.
On July 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm
Maria @ A Platter of says:
Beautiful and inspired! I love sardines in any form. Now I have another way of preparing it. Thanks for this delicious looking recipe.
On July 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Culinary Cory says:
This sounds lovely!
On July 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Un petit passage pour te souhaiter un bon dimanche qui hélas sera sous la pluie pour moi !!
On July 10, 2011 at 4:05 am
Alicia (Foodycat) says:
It looks good! I’m not sure how anything with sardines in it can be vegan though.
On July 10, 2011 at 6:36 am
Love sardines, guess what I am having for supper tonight 🙂 Diane
On July 10, 2011 at 7:40 am
Here in Trieste we use a sauce called Ajvar , is very similar to muhammara ! i love sardines,thanks!
On July 10, 2011 at 8:34 am
T.W Barritt says:
We should eat more sardines, but I often don’t know what to do with them. A great idea for a light supper.
On July 10, 2011 at 9:25 am
I stay away from canned sardines but can I tell you that my husband LOVES them! He keeps stacks of them in the pantry. He’d love this recipe and maybe, actually, I would too.
On July 10, 2011 at 10:03 am
A Middle-Eastern croque-monsieur sounds delicious! The sardines and muhammara make a great filling, and the broiled goat cheese top looks fantastic. Looks better than the original!
On July 10, 2011 at 10:05 am
Magic of Spice says:
What a lovely take on croque-monsieur! Looks fantastic and the photo is making me quite hungry now 🙂
On July 10, 2011 at 11:40 am
Maria @ Scandifoodie says:
I love goat cheese and I love sardines – this sounds like a perfect meal!
On July 10, 2011 at 11:44 am
Sonia Rumzi says:
Excellent as usual! Great idea! Love sardines.
On July 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Never have sardines in the house – I wonder how this would be with smoked trout? Although this does look enticing enough to make me run out and get some sardines!
On July 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm
Nuts about food says:
What a great idea. I always have a tin of sardines in the house.
On July 11, 2011 at 5:00 am
stacey snacks says:
I love sardines, and am planning a sardine and red onion sandwich for lunch!
PS on another subject, I have never tried REAL pine nuts from Lebanon or pignolis fresh picked from Italy. What a treat…..I am stuck w/ the bagged stuff from China.
On July 11, 2011 at 6:29 am
Un croque de rêve, magnifique et gourmand avec toutes ces belles couleurs…
On July 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm
gula welat says:
hum miam super idée ca donne envie de croquer dedans!
On July 15, 2011 at 4:48 am
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