Posh Nosh: Canned sardines

A Posh Nosh item on sardines some months ago garnered an unexpected flood of e-mail from readers and that tells me that this humble food is still very much a favourite.

At Little Provence, I find four excellent kinds of tinned sardines, featuring plump fish and interesting flavours.

Tapenade, with chopped black olives, is so good on tangy rye crackers, which provide a counterpoint to the rich olives and sardines.

Muscadet, a type of white wine made in the Loire Valley, flavours another version and it also contains slices of carrot and cornichons. This one is bright and citrusy, good with a leafy salad.

The other two, with chillies and tomato sauce, are more conventional but no less delicious. Mash them up and use as sandwich filling for well- buttered bread.

Sardine sandwiches are such a throwback, and a delicious one too.

Canned sardines, $9.90 for a 115g tin, from Little Provence, 02-K2 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, tel: 6887-3841, open: 10am to 8pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am to 9pm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

This article was first published on April 19, 2015.
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