Sardines are considered as brain food because the omega-3 fatty acids in sardines are important for the brain memory and performance, reduce inflammation and therefore beneficial to those people suffering from joint problems like arthritis. They are high in calcium and vitamin D which help promote stronger bones. They contain Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) an antioxidant that is enhances physical energy and cardiovascular health. Coenzyme Q10 is beneficial for those people with hypertension and heart abnormalities. Their protein content helps to promote a feeling of fullness and the lack of carbohydrates helps to keep blood sugars stable. So try to include sardines in your food almost every day.
- Sardines: 10
- Shallots: 10
- Ginger: ½” piece
- Garlic: 5 cloves
- Green Chilli: 3
Pepper powder: 3-4 tsp (as reqd)
- Turmeric powder: ¾” tsp
- Salt: needed
- Oil: 2-3 tsp
Method of Preparation:
· Clean and wash the sardines. Make slits on the fish. Keep aside till we prepare the marinating.
· Grind shallots, garlic, green chilli, ginger,pepper powder,turmeric powder and salt to a smooth paste.
· Marinate the fish with the above paste and leave for 1 hour.
· Heat oil in a pan and gently place the fish and shallow fry both the sides.
· Serve hot with rice.