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3 Extra Hot Recipes to Spice Up Your Summer Vacation

What are some extra hot recipes that can spice up your summer vacation?

  1. Sardine Fried Rice
  2. Spicy Sisig Sardines
  3. Spicy Sardine Sandwich


In a tropical country like the Philippines, summer is notorious for its extremely hot temperatures. Families would usually prepare for this by planning trips to the beaches or to cold places. Some people like the heat. They like it so much that they want to feel it even more; and what better way to do so than by eating spicy food?

Recipes with Spanish sardines with a bit of an added spice are some of the food you can consume during summer vacations. Or you can go all out and eat dishes that will really pack a punch, much like those that have Extra Hot Sardines in their ingredients.

Want to try them out?

Go ahead and check them below.

Sardine Fried Rice

Sardine Fried Rice

First off, you can try making your own rendition of sardine fried rice. Its simplicity makes it the best option for people who are looking for something that they can easily cook on their own. The ingredients are also very easy to get and the dish is overall easy to do!


  • 1 can Extra Hot Sardines
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Mixed vegetables (green peas and corn)
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large non-stick frying pan, heat the vegetable oil. Fry the onions for about 3 minutes, and then add garlic and fry for another minute.
  2. Open a can of sardines and remove the bones if there are any. Drop them into the pan and fry for 2 minutes. Stir in the mixed vegetables and allow them to cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked rice. Give it a stir, then add soy sauce, the remaining sauce from the can, salt, and pepper to season.
  4. Stir for about 4 to 5 minutes to get everything well mixed and cook until rice is dry and fluffy.
  5. Once done, put everything in a bowl and serve immediately.


You can add a variety of spices and seasoning depending on how you want it to taste. If you really want to feel the spiciness of it, try adding a dash of chili powder!


Spicy Sisig Sardines

A staple in many Filipino meals, sisig is a very versatile dish. It can be cooked by almost everybody. It goes well with a lot of other famous Filipino dishes. It’s also perfect for nights out with friends!


  • 1 can Extra Hot Sardines
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, diced
  • 1 cup of ginger, chopped
  • ¼ cup of bell pepper, chopped
  • ¾ cup of onions, chopped
  • Hot pepper, chopped
  • Green onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp. vinegar


  1. Chop the sardines into small square pieces.
  2. Transfer the chopped sardines into a warm pan. Add ginger and bell pepper and mix.
  3. Cook on low heat. Wait about 2 minutes then add the onions and eggs. Mix them well.
  4. Pour in the vinegar. Then, add salt to taste. Finally, add hot pepper and mix everything together.
  5. Top with green onions and remove from the heat. Serve on a clean plate.

Spicy sardine sandwich

Spicy Sardine Sandwich

An easy to make sandwich that can be served just as fast. This can be a great option for a spicy merienda for the family!



  • 1 can Extra Hot Sardines
  • ½ medium-sized red onion, finely diced
  • 2 fresh red chili, seeded and finely diced
  • 4 or 5 Calamansi, juiced
  • White pepper
  • Sea salt


  • Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 large eggs
  • Unsalted butter


  1. In a small bowl, mash the sardines with a fork.
  2. Once finely mashed, mix in chopped onions, red chili, calamansi juice, and season with salt and white pepper. Mix well, and set aside.
  3. Beat 3 eggs in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lightly oil a non-stick pan and place over medium heat until hot.
  5. Pour half of the egg mixture into the pan. Try to cover the whole bottom part of the pan with the egg mixture to ensure it’s as thin as possible. Once it sets, flip so that the top side is cooked as well.
  6. Once done, fold the egg and cut it in two using a spatula. Remove it and set aside.
  7. Spread butter on a piece of bread then layer the ingredients. Place a thin piece of omelet on the bread, then the sardine mixture, then the cucumber. Put another piece of bread on top.
  8. Cut off the sides and cut in half before serving.


Key Takeaway

These are just 3 of the many spicy recipes that are perfect for spicing up your summer vacation. Try them out and feel the heat more intensely than ever before!