Thursday, September 29, 2016

Malaysian Style Sardine Sandwich Filling

This recipe based loosely on the one found on Ayam brand website: however, I did not have fresh chillies, red onions nor lime juice on hand so I improvised as I was desperate to eat this most yummy sandwich that I had fond memories of eating & had made during home economics classes at school a very very long long time ago.... haha! 
So here is my version of it... :-)

Malaysian Style Sardine Sandwich Filling


1 can (425g) Ayam brand Sardines in Tomato Sauce
1 brown/red onion (diced finely)
2 Tbsp Lingham's (Sweet) Chilli Sauce
2 Tbsp Lemon juice (or Lime juice - preferred)
1 Tbsp Fish Sauce

Oil for cooking

Optional Salt, Pepper & Sugar to taste.

Bread, Butter & Cucumber (for sandwich)


1. Heat oil in pan.
2. Fry diced onions until cooked (slightly translucent color)
3. Add sardines (incl tomato sauce) and remaining ingredients.
4. Mix ingredients well and simmer on low fire to reduce sauce. Whilst cooking, mash up sardines. 
Taste and add chilli sauce/lemon juice/fish sauce/salt/pepper/sugar according to your taste!
5. Once sauce reduced turn off fire and allow to cool slightly.
6. Butter bread slices and thinly slice cucumber (leaving skin on).
7. Spread cook sardines onto bread and using a cafe style sandwich toaster, toast bread with sardine filling till desired "crispyness". Remove from toaster and place onto plate.
8. Open 1 layer of toasted bread & add sliced cucumber. Cut Sandwich into half.



1.Some people reckon the removal of vein and bones from sardines would decrease fishy-ness of sardines but it doesn't bother me, so its entirely up to you.

2. I used Lingham's brand Chilli Sauce as it is a spicier than normal sweet chilli sauce to replace the fresh chillies & sugar found in the Ayam brand recipe link above.


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