MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} Linguine

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Sardines is one of our go-to food. It’s one of those things we buy and then stock in the pantry as an emergency food. Something to eat when there’s no budget left to buy fresh produce from the market or something to eat when we are too tired to cook. One of the most common practice is to eat it straight from the can, topping a bowl of steaming hot rice from the rice cooker.

I grew up eating sardines paired with warm and freshly cooked pandesal during breakfast and merienda. What we usually do is open a can of sardines in tomato sauce, pour it in a small bowl, then we squeeze a calamansi over it and put about a teaspoon of soy sauce . Then we mix it up and dip our pandesals in it. When we are feeling a bit diligent, we sauté it in a bit of oil, minced garlic and chopped onions first before putting calamansi and soy sauce.

But did you know that aside from the common practice of eating it, you can actually make dishes a lot more exciting using sardines as one of the ingredients?

With that in mind, I woke up early today to buy fresh Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} from the local market to create a special dish using Mega Creations Spanish Style Sardines.

MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} Linguine | www.thepeachkitchen.comMega Creations Premium Sardines is a product of the Mega Fishing Corporation, the fishing component of the Mega Group of Companies. It comes in two variants: the Spanish Style and Natural Oil. The Spanish Style is a bit spicy while the Natural Oil keeps the natural and fresh taste of the fish.

As much as possible, I try to serve fish dishes to my family three to four times a week because it’s healthier than red meat. It is also a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients and has high omega-3 fatty acid content.

MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} Linguine | www.thepeachkitchen.com

For lunch today, I made MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti Linguine.

My daughter doesn’t like eating pasta with red sauces. Her favorite pasta dishes are usually oil based or those that has thin white sauces. So that’s what I cook most of the time. I made two batches of this dish. One with Spanish Style Sardines and another with Sardines in Natural Oil. Ykaie might find the Spanish Style a bit spicy for her taste.

I used olive oil and a bit of the oil that comes with the sardines to incorporate more sardine flavor. The fish meat is very easy to flake and incorporate in the sauce, coating each pasta strand and making the taste cling in every bite.What I love about this recipe is that aside from being healthy, it’s one of those dishes that you can cook in minutes.

The Kesong Puti that I used is the one bought in the local wet market/palengke. I prefer using it because it’s not as salty as the one that can be bought from the supermarket.

Check out the recipe below…

MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} Linguine
 
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Ingredients
  • 500g Linguine, cooked according to package directions
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomato, chopped
  • 3 cans of MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, drained, sauce and oil set aside
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • ¾ cup kesong puti, cubed
  • salt and sugar to taste
Directions
  1. Heat 5 tbsp olive oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté garlic in olive oil until oil gets infused with the flavor of garlic, about 20-30 seconds
  3. Add tomato and keep on mixing until tomato is a bit wilted.
  4. Add MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, leaving a couple of pieces for garnish later.
  5. Keep on mixing and it will turn into flakes and the oil will get infused with its flavor
  6. Add pasta and mix well until it is well coated with the sauce.
  7. Add a bit of the oil and sauce of the sardines which you set aside to keep pasta from being dry. Add around ½ to ¾ cup.
  8. Add black olives slices and sprinkle with salt and a bit of sugar to taste
  9. Mix everything together.
  10. Put everything in your serving plate and top with spanish sardines flakes and fried kesong puti pieces.
  11. You can already serve it like that or you can microwave it for a few seconds to melt the kesong puti a bit and make it chewy and warm.

 

MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} Linguine | www.thepeachkitchen.comLove that this is in an Easy Open Can!

What do you think? If you feel like doing more easy-to-make recipes that feature sardines after trying my recipe, you should check out Everyday Creations. It is a show that features the many different dishes that you can whip up using sardines as the secret ingredient.

They have appetizers, full-course meals, Italian specialties, and French favorite finger food, all with a sardine twist to make them extra special.

Everyday Creations is shown on the Lifestyle Network every Friday at 6:30p.m., with replays on Wednesdays at 6:00p.m. and Sundays at 11:30a.m.

You can also visit My Everyday Creations page on Facebook for more details about the show and to get easy-to-make sardine recipes

MEGA CREATIONS Spanish Sardines, Black Olives and Kesong Puti {Native White Cheese} Linguine | www.thepeachkitchen.comI hope you enjoy my recipe and the other recipes at Everyday Creations.

Have you tried cooking with sardines? C’mon share it with me, I would love to know your recipes!

Comments

  1. says

    Great pasta dish! We are not big seafood eaters at m house, we like it but can’t seem to eat it more than once in a while. I want to start incorporating sardines because they are so good for you. I will try this recipe when I do!

    Nazneen

  2. kitchenriffs says

    Great combo of flavors! Sardines are a tough sell in the US, but are pretty good. Beautiful dish – thanks for this.

  3. marie says

    I am drooling never try this mega sardines spanish I have stack sardines Filipino. those are good also want try to cook this.

  4. Rosemarie/Gven-Rose says

    ohh, my son will surely love this, he is a fan of sardines kasi.. i envy cos you really can cook great foods, that is one of my dream eh..

  5. Adin Blankenship says

    hmmmm… thank you for sharing this one, mommy. Like I said I always look forward to seeing your blog and see all the wonderful photos and creation you’ve made. Another thing I want to try as well. We love pasta in this house. :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nica Parangue says

    I love this! Because of your branded blog entries like this one, I think they must pay you na! Haha!
    By the way, I suggest trying your seafood pasta dishes using angel hair pasta, it’s also good. :)

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