Finally, a tinned fish recipe! You had to see this coming.
Listen, I may be one of a few on this island of tinned fish lovers, but if I convince even ONE of you out there to try this is some form, my job is done. Retiring. Cawlin’ eet.
But really, if you’ve not yet dipped your toes into the waters (ha) of tinned fish, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Come on, I’ll help you in.
Leeeeeet us peepeth. (It’s just coffee, why do you ask?)
So, this is definitely not sponsored, I’m just showing you the brand I used so you can maybe identify it in the store if you’re so inclined. And I only used one tin! Kipper only means the herring has been smoked. If all you see are herring fillets, totally fine. Grab ’em! Don’t look back!
Let’s make a little spread for our sandwich. Mayo + dijon + grated garlic + a little bit of finely chopped parsley. Little pinch of salt.
IF NOTHING ELSE, just make this little spread for all the sandwiches in your life going forward. It’s divine. Acidic, garlicky, tangy, a little hit of herb. The end.
You’ve toasted your demi baguette. And demi just means it’s the smaller size. Honestly, use what you love. A hoagie bun, crusty sourdough slices, whole wheat sandwich bread. There are no wrong answers here. Just get the bread toasted with swiss cheese on the top halves because you love your life.
The mayo spread goes on the bottom half, followed by the flaky herring. If you’re completely wigged out by this point, just sub anything you want. Mix that spread into some tuna fish or chopped chicken and stop freaking out. But try the fish, okay?!
Next go the sliced scallions (aromatic!), sliced radishes (peppery crunch!), and sliced tomato with a pinch of salt (gardeny!). Am I making you crazy right now?
Don’t answer that.
Lastly, you’ve viciously crammed some thinly sliced romaine lettuce on top and you’re set. Some hamburger pickles are also a really, really good decision. Matter of fact, I’ll show you a photo at the end of this post. Simmer down.
It’s really good, you guys. However, since only one of you commented on the Smoked Cajun Soup yesterday, I can’t imagine a universe that anyone would give a rit rat poot-a-doodle about this.
Are you just, over food? What’s going on? Let me know. Really.
This tangy, flavorful, aromatic sandwich can be a springboard for anything you’re craving. Use leftover chicken or salmon in place of the herring if you’re completely spazzing. The fish isn’t too “fishy” – it’s got depth. Tinned fish has some amazing flavor, I really hope you give it a chance.
Don’t make me scream it.
Because I’m prepared to scream.
Picnic season is coming!
Oh! The pickle photo:
This is half eaten, so go easy on me. And because I cannot help myself: POLL – would you like more tinned fish recipes? Because I can be all over that if so. Let me know! . . . Gently.