Sardines with Misua - have you tried it? This dish is a product of affordability and tastiness. At times, it will even remind you of home. Just like how your mother used to make it when you were a kid.
First of all, eating sardines is a Filipino custom. If you’re a Filipino, most probably you have already eaten this canned good for more than once in your life. It is very delicious and healthy. Plus, it is a versatile ingredient that can be used in several Pinoy dishes. Like in this recipe, adding misua gives it a complete twist. It becomes a whole new complete meal by itself and it also tastes great when paired with a serving of steaming rice.
Some of you may think that misua is a plain dish. That’s why through this recipe, you can enjoy both the goodness of sardines and misua.
It is normal for children to be picky eaters in their early years. Although it is hard to keep up with this personality of children, I still do my best to give my kids nutritious food. I cooked this dish one time and I was surprised that they didn’t hate it. It also became a way for me to give them a taste of Filipino foods. As for my budget, I sure did save a lot. It felt like I hit two birds with one stone.
Tips How to Cook Sardines with Misua
- To make it even healthier, add some vegetables to the dish. The best picks are patola, upo, or bok choy.
- When reheating, you should add more water to the soup. Then put in additional salt and pepper.
Now I feel like cooking sardinas with misua for my family once again. Just the thought of being able to eat that freshly cooked soup sounds perfect for the rainy and cold weather. Make your children try it too and show them the importance of not being picky with food.
Sardines with Misua Recipe
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 425 g sardines 1 can sardines
- 100 g misua
- 1 ½ cup water
- salt and pepper
- In a large pan over medium heat, add the vegetable oil and sauté the garlic and onion until soft and translucent.
- Add the canned sardines including the liquid and cook for at least 5 minutes.
- Pour the water and add the misua noodles. Cook for another 2 minutes or until the noodles are soft. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve with hot rice. You may add calamansi juice to add more taste.