Saturday, April 07, 2007

Sardine Salad

Sardine salad:

Can of sardines (If possible, not in oil! If canned sardines in oil is all you can find, drain them well before use.)
Lemon juice
Rockette salad (arugula)
Balsamic vinegar
Parmesan shavings
Salt & pepper

Put the rockette on a plate and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and salt. Place sardine filets on the salad and squeeze lemon juice over them. Add the parmesan cheese shavings.
Eat with a slice of whole wheat toast. It's delicious!

Sardines are great with bitter herbs such as rockette, and you can put sun-dried tomatos on the salad for extra 'yum'. I didn't have parmesan cheese today, so I substituted with cantal.

I just looked up arugula, and here's what I found:
"Rocket (arugula) has been grown as a vegetable in the Mediterranean area since Roman times, and was considered an aphrodisiac."

I just love arugula, lol.


Oopsy Daisy said...

I may have to swipe that recipe for my cookbook. I have to ask though, what is Rockette salad?

Sam said...

Rockette - isn't that arugula?
Yes, it is. I have to change that in my blog, lol. We call it rockette here in France, and I just wrote it because it sounds like such an English word, lol!!
And it really was a delicious salad!

John Nez said...

Ah yes, sardines... my old college standby. King Oscar was my favorite brand... prefeably eaten whilst sitting on a bench outside a cafe with a plastic fork from the 7/11.

To be followed by two cups of coffee and a cigarette. Journaling optional.

Those were the days... foolish youth! No arugala in sight.