Sardine Rolls

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Sardine Rolls

Making these sardine rolls reminded me of the days in school. My first attempt at making these rolls was during the home economic class. In fact, this recipe came from my textbook. I still have the textbook with me 🙂

It’s a simple recipe that requires the use of shortcrust pastry and sardines fillings.

For the shortcrust pastry : 
100 g flour
50 g butter
2-4 tbsp of cold water

Method:
Cut butter into small cubes. Rub the butter with the flour using your fingertips till they becomes crumbs like. Add the water bit by bit, mix till it becomes a dough.

Fillings: 
2 sardines, mashed
1 red chillies, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 small lime – extract the juice
salt and pepper to taste

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Making the sardine rolls:
Roll out the dough into a square. Cut it into two.
Put half of the fillings along centre of each pastry strip.
Wet edges with water. Fold the pastry over and seal the edges.
Press edges with a fork.
Cut into 4 cm pieces. Make two slits on top of each piece.
Glaze with beaten eggs.
Bake at 190 degree C, for about 20-25 mins.

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Sardines ala Tom Yam

Ok what’s not to like about sardines right? It can be cooked or even just ate it right off the can.

Reminds me of the maggi mee slogan “Fast to cook, Good to eat!” … Yeah definitely the right slogan to share with the likes of sardines 😉

Last night, after work, called my girls to cook the rice and upon reaching home, quickly get the troop to help me prepare this dish, Sardines ala Tom Yam as I called it.

Its easy to cook and taste good to my palate hahahaa…. cos I like spicy foods and it does taste similar to Tom Yam soup.

I opened two cans of sardines, wash off the sauce, dried them and fried them for about 2 mins on each side with a little oil. Drained them and put aside.

Then, my eldest girl, chopped 4 birds eye chillies, 2 green chillies, 1 big onions (cut into four), 1 lemongrass, 2 kaffir lime leaves.

Boil water in a medium size pot. Add the ingredients above. Then add in a bit of lime juice (about 2 tbsp), add the sardines and salt to taste. Let it simmer for a while and then off the fire. Ready to be eaten with rice. Yumsss!!!!

This is what I like most, a simple dish that is easy to cook and fast to eat, so very convenient for a working mother like me 😉

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Risole

I love this simple savoury snack… Easy to make and can be considered as a complete meal.

I made this snack a few times in a year, here’s a picture of how it looks like.

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Risole :

1 packet of white bread
1 cup of bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
(mix the black pepper with the eggs)

Filling:

1 can of sardine
1 cup mixed vegetables
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fried onions
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp lime juice

Method:

– Mash sardine, add in salt, black pepper and lime juice. Mix well.

– Add in mixed vegetables and fried onions. Cook for a while over medium heat.

– Roll bread slices till thin, add in filling.

– Wrap and seal ends with egg whites or water.

– Dip into beaten eggs and coat with bread crumbs.

– Deep fry at medium heat.

– Ready to serve.