Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I don't eat sardines very often but this is the way my DH taught me to make them...I used to just heat them served over rice with a little soy sauce. This is a lot more flavorful!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 sardines (1 can, I usually use Holmes)
  • 14-12 cup green onion, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 inch gingerroot, peeled and minced (1 inch may be too much for some)
  • soy sauce (to taste)
  • chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)


  1. Place add all ingredients in small pan.
  2. Heat until done.
  3. Serve over hot rice.


Most Helpful

I just had a wonderful and healthy lunch. This was very good and I will be stocking sardines in my pantry from now on. I only made a few small changes. I put all ingredients in the pan except the fish and chili peppers (which I left out all together) and added a drizzle of honey and boiled until it started to thicken then added the fish and cooked gently while coating with the sauce. I served over Jasmine rice along with a salad with ginger dressing and mandarin oranges for dessert. A lovely and satisfying bento that I will make often. Thank you for posting this. UPDATE: I made this into a sushi roll with cucumber and avocado. I dabbed a bit of the sauce on top of the cut roll like they do for eel. I put it in my Bento box along with just a cucumber roll, some pickled ginger, miso soup and green tea. It was a wonderful lunch.

Ilysse April 08, 2008

WOWEE!!! Who would have thunk that such an EASY recipe would be one of the BEST I've tried on Zaar so far?...and that's saying a lot! This was so incredibly FLAVORFUL and SATISFYING! I made it to share with my husband but neither of us wanted to share! I served it atop sushi rice and then sprinkled toasted sesame seeds over it all. YUM YUM YUM! I used Crown Prince boneless skinless sardine fillets packed in olive oil (which I used), 3 green onions, the fresh ginger, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes and the sesame oil. Made for PAC Spring 2007.

Engrossed May 07, 2007

This was surprisingly good. I've never cooked sardines before but wanted to try it as I've been meaning to get more Omega 3s in my diet. It was uber quick and tasted pretty good. I served it over brown rice and mashed it all up and mixed it up. My sardines came in a flat tin and there were only 4 per tin, so I used two tins for the two of us. It had a familiar taste, though I couldn't quite put my finger on where I've had this before. Good recipe. Thank you!

zaar junkie March 31, 2009

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