1. Sardines Simmered with Roma Tomatoes
Sardines Simmered with Roma Tomatoes

Sardines Simmered with Roma Tomatoes

This deliciously simple recipe comes to us courtesy of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership. It was created by SNP Ambassador Michael-Ann Rowe, who earned an Emmy® Award for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. This dish can be served with or over pasta, salad, or sautéed greens.

Sardines Simmered with Roma Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 can Vital Choice sardines
  • 1 large can chopped Roma Tomatoes (32 ounces)
  • 8 cloves roasted garlic (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or ½ teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • Baguette (good for sauce-dipping, optional)


  1. Heat tomatoes in medium-size pan over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Optionally, add roasted garlic and red pepper flakes or paprika for added flavor and spice.
  3. Add can of sardines. Cover and cook over medium to low heat for 15 minutes, turning once.
  4. Transfer sardines and sauce to a bowl in middle of table, or plate portions of sardines with sauce atop or alongside pasta, a green salad, or sauteed greens (e.g., spinach or chard). Enjoy with baguette on the side.
Serves: Serves 4