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Spicy Sardine Recipes You Can Cook in Under 15 Minutes

Spicy Sardine Recipes You Can Cook in Under 15 Minutes

What are some spicy sardine recipes that can be cooked in under 15 minutes?

  1. Spicy Sardine Sandwiches – 13 minutes
  2. Spicy Sardines with Pancit Canton – 10 minutes
  3. Spicy Sardine Rice – 15 minutes


Sardines are some of the most surprising dishes anyone can enjoy. It is not only easily accessible, but it is also very affordable—anyone can buy it!

In the country like the Philippines, people often store cans in their pantry for when the hunger or calamities strike. They could also save you from the so-called ­Petsa de Peligro, a time for Filipinos to hold on to their wallets as they wait for their paychecks.

Because of this, families have shown creativity in cooking Spanish sardine recipes and other variants such as spicy sardines. Moms are especially taking their time to create dishes that everyone in their family will love. But what happens if you don’t always have the time?

Thankfully, there are some spicy sardine recipes that you can create in under 15 minutes. (Take note: You can always replace the spicy sardines with the tomato sauce one if you or someone in the family couldn’t eat hot foods.)

Spicy Sardine Sandwiches


Spicy Sardine Sandwiches

Spicy sardine sandwiches are some of the best dishes to enjoy when you’re looking for a quick bite to eat; it can be a good snack to enjoy during the day or when you’re having your midnight cravings.

This dish will only take you about 13 minutes to finish. Here are the ingredients you need:

  • 1 can of Mega Sardines in Tomato Sauce with Chili or 1 can of Mega Sardines in Extra Hot Sauce (if you really want to enjoy something really spicy)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 2 red chilies (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Calamansi juice
  • 1 tbsp. of fish sauce (patis)
  • Cucumbers
  • White bread

For this dish, start off by heating the oil on a pan and then add the chilies and onions to fry for at least 3 minutes. Once you’re done, add the rest of the ingredients except for the cucumbers and bread. Mix them all together and fry them until the juice is dry! Remove the heat afterward and place in between slices of bread with cucumbers and serve while hot (literally and figuratively).


Spicy Sardines with Pancit Canton

Pancit Canton is a sure favorite among Filipinos. The best thing about it is that you can prepare them in minutes, meaning your hunger won’t last that long!

Admittedly, they can be a bit bland sometimes. As a suggestion, you may add some spicy sardines into the mix. This will surely spice up your afternoon after a well-deserved siesta. All you need to make this are:

  • 1 can of Mega Global Sardines in Tomato Sauce with Chili/Extra Hot Sauce
  • 1 pouch of Pancit Canton (you can choose your favorite flavor)

For this dish, start off by boiling the noodles until they’re soft. Then, place the sardines in a pan and fry them for 2-3 minutes. Mix your noodles with the sauce. You can, then, add the sardines atop the dish or mix it all together with the noodles so you can have sardines in every bite.

This dish can be done in approximately 10 minutes.

Spicy Sardine Rice


Spicy Sardine Rice

Rice is a permanent side dish in this country. The elders are even saying that you won’t satisfy your hunger until you’ve had rice. Admittedly, cooking it will take some time. But, us Filipinos, always have some to spare for the next meal. To create this dish, you’re going to need some of it.

The other ingredients are consist of:

  • 1 can of Mega Global Sardines in Tomato Sauce with Chili/Extra Hot Sauce
  • Cooked white rice
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce

For this dish, start off by heating the pan with oil, then add the garlic, onion, and sardines; sauté them for 2-3 minutes. Then, once you get the aroma you want, add the rice in the pan and mix it around with the rest of the ingredients. Lastly, add the soy sauce.

All in all, you need 15 minutes to finish preparing the dish.


Key Takeaway

These dishes are quick, nutritious fixes with a kick! Recipes with Spanish sardines or spicy sardines will accompany you during times of hunger or during the crucial time before you receive your next salary!