My daughter found this in a SHAPE magazine and wanted to try it. I was skeptical because I'm not a sardine fan but was intrigued by a note below the recipe that said "When SHAPE staff taste-tested this recipe, they were told it contained a mystery ingredient. "It's made with some sort of fish, right?" asked one editor. "It's really good." offered another. To which everyone agreed. And so do I. I have since become a sardine fan, if the recipe is a good one. This one is just that and more. The omega-3 fatty acids from sardines are considered heart-healthy.If however, you are still leery of cooked sardines, substitute 1 1/2 cups of medium, raw shrimp instead. So enjoy.