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Sardines and rice

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    My first wife introduced me to a breakfast of sardines, rice, and olive oil. She picked it up from her dad, who was Portugese. My main wife thought this was a horrible concept at first. But over time, she has grown to love it as much as me.

    Does anyone else eat this, or know of its origins? Other food combinations that are non-standard that you could recommend?
     
  2. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

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    In category 'other' :

    Breakfast treat - good Sausages and good marmalade in a sandwich.

    Avocado slices and crispy bacon between toast.

    A traditional British breakfast dish is 'devilled' kidneys - odd. But lovely.

    Finally Kedgeree .
    Smoked fish (Haddock typically) Rice, Hard boiled egg, and spicy currried fruit sauce.
    Odd? - yep. Wonderful breakfast though.
     
  3. tap4154

    tap4154 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Perhaps after a long night of fishing but no luck, someone decided to eat the leftover bait for breakfast?

    Just a guess ;)

    BTW, what's a "main wife"?

    Are you old school Mormon? :D
     
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    larry f...love it..and as an old fat guy..its very good for you
     
  5. drett

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    Any suggestions for making this? I'm trying to find ways to like sardines 'cause they're cheap and really good for you. Which sardines do you use?
     
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    I once saw a bumper sticker that said " Cajuns make better lovers because they eat anything!" And we eat most of it over rice. That being said, I don't know any Cajuns who eat sardines over rice, including me. I do like the occasional can of sardines on crackers, however.:D
     
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    My dad used to spread margarine on a tortilla and then wrap it up and microwave it for a minute and a half.

    That's a snack for when mom is away. Also, cut deli ham into 1 inch squares and fry them in a Teflon pan. Pour in a bowl and eat with your fingers.

    My dad didn't marry my mom til he was 37 and it shows.
     
  8. R.S.Fraser Sr.

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    A common Japenese breakfast is
    miso soup
    grilled salmon
    raw (or slightly fried) egg
    on rice
     
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    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

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    Do sardines still come with that crazy key that you need to open the can?
     
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    I love sardines, and almost every kind of fish.
    Sounds great, to me.
     
  11. Big John Studd

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    Here's a pretty non-standard one I learned from the old Polish ladies. Take cold leftover noodles (eg. egg noodles, spaghetti, or linguine). Heat up some oil in a skillet and brown some chopped onions. Throw your cold noodles in there and let that brown up a bit too. Crack a beaten egg or two over it and toss it around in the skillet. Finally after the egg has cooked, plop a couple spoonfuls of cottage cheese on top of the whole thing and add salt/pepper to taste. Give it a few minutes for the cottage cheese to warm up (not melt) and then put it on a plate and eat it.
     
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    Many cultures have a version of the carbs and eggs dish. I make the Mexican version, migas. Basically it's torn up corn tortillas fried with sliced hot peppers and covered in egg and cheese. The Phillipino version uses rice, the American version uses potatoes. Makes for a good hearty breakfast. I save bacon grease for making migas among other things.
    -Mr. N.
     
  13. flathd

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    I've always had sardines on crackers, never had it on rice. I once worked with two Jamaican guys, and that was their usual lunch. A can of sardines and crackers, and they would put lots of black pepper on every one.
     
  14. Nick JD

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    In the Philippines that's pretty much all they eat. I had a funny conversation with a German restaurant owner (who was also a treasue hunter after the fabled lost gold, but that's another story) who did the best mahimahi and green papaya salad EVA about how there was only one mango variety on the whole island. He was, "And what's with the food here?! Fish and rice, fish and rice and sometimes rice and fish!"

    The chef at the joint down the road from my place there would cook up great burgers. I would sometimes see him eating his lunch. You guessed it: fish and rice.

    You'd like the Philippines, Larry.
     
  15. Big John Studd

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    Yes, certainly "non-standard" is all relative. Migas sure sound good to me. And I also like save up some rendered down pork fat for whatever...leftover grits fry up nicely too!
     
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    The margerine on a tortilla sounds like a quick Indian bread fried in butter, ummmm. Good stuff!:lol:
     
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    No...no fish for breakfast, just can`t. Unable to eat sushi for lunch either, gotta be late in the day, early evening for fish in my case. Can be a bit tricky sometimes in Japan but I always manage to avoid fish in the morning.
     
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    Nothin' says lovin' like fish heads in the oven!
     
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    SE Asia has a lot of dried fish going on.

    My fave is called ikan billis.
    It comes in various forms, usually dried or fried , coated in a chilli jam and mixed with peanuts.
    Grab a bowl of this gear and a six pack won't last long.
     
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    I can do a lot of different kinds of sushi/sashimi, even at breakfast if I have to, but I draw the line at eating a fish's head, at any time of day.
     
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