It's Good Friday today. If I was back in Cebu, Philippines, I would be eating Champorado or Binignit. I wouldn't be too particularly happy about it as I'm not a fan, but it isn't hard to sacrifice especially on a day like today. The original plan was cut back and prepare something pretty simple for SO's and my lunch today. Unfortunately, it turned out more delicious than I thought! Wayyyyy more!
I always have cans of sardines in my stock room. I usually eat them out of the can or in a sandwich with butter and onion (click here for the post). I came up with a great alternative today which I think will quickly become a back-up plan for a quick meal.
Start by opening a can of sardines in oil (I have yet to try the ones in a tomato sauce).
Discard a tablespoon of oil. Smash lightly the sardines with a fork. Sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and season with salt and black pepper.
Bake in a 180 degrees Celsius preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. (I'd make sure to use a baking platter / dish to put the sardines can on top to avoid oil spilling all over the oven)
Remove from the oven.
Press the juice of half a lemon.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Lunch is served: Baked Sardines in a Can and White Rice