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Tangy lemongrass contrasts beautifully with the lusciousness of Portuguese sardines
Briny sardines and fragrant lemongrass make a sweet-and-spicy salad when bolstered with red onions and an easy Thai chile sauce.
Thai-Style Sardine Salad
Recipe by Farideh Sadeghin, culinary director of munchies.tv
Prep time 10 minutes
- 2 tbsp. Thai sweet chile sauce
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 piece lemongrass, tough outer leaves discarded, inner core thinly sliced
- 1 4.4 oz bone-in can sardines in water, drained, and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 1⁄2 cups cups lightly packed torn cilantro leaves and stems
- 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- In a large bowl, whisk the sweet chile sauce with the lime juice and salt.
- Add the cilantro, sardines, lemongrass, and red onion, and toss to combine.
- Transfer the salad to a platter and serve immediately.