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kalderetang sardinas in a pan
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Sardines Caldereta

Kalderetang Sardinas is a creative way to cook with canned sardines. It's easy and quick to cook, budget-friendly and delicious with steamed rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (5.0 ounces each) sardines in tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, stemmed and minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup green olives
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Drain sardines from tomato sauce, reserving sauce.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add potatoes and cook until lightly browned and almost cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Add carrots and cook until almost cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Remove excess oil except for about 1 tablespoon. Add bell peppers and cook for about 20 to 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add chili peppers.
  • Add reserved sardines sauce and water. Bring to a boil, stirring to distribute .
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and olives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Add sardines and bell peppers. Gently stir to distribute. Continue to cook until heated through. Serve hot.

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Notes

  • If the sauce is drying out before the vegetables are tender, add more water or tomato sauce for a heartier flavor.
  • To keep the fish intact, add when the vegetables are fully cooked and do not over-stir.
  • If using the spicy canned sardines variety, decrease or omit the chili peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3196IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 3mg