Canned Fish are essential items for me. I always stock some Canned Tuna, Mackerel, Salmon and Sardines. It seems Canned Sardines are the least popular, but you can make many delicious dishes with them. I most often make Rice Bowl dishes such as ‘Canned Sardines Rice Bowl’. This dish is very similar, but it’s a Spaghetti dish. Cheap, quick and easy, and so yummy.


1 Serving


1 serving Spaghetti
1 can (*110g) Sardines in Olive Oil
1 small clove Garlic *crushed or minced
Chilli Flakes as required
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine) *OR Mirin for slightly sweet flavour
2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
1 handful Baby Spinach
Finely chopped Spring Onion
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) OR Ground Chilli

  1. Cook Spaghetti in boiling salted water according to the instruction on the package.
  2. Empty the can of Sardines into a frying pan, add Garlic, Chilli, Sake (OR Mirin) and Soy Sauce.
  3. When Spaghetti are nearly cooked, heat the frying pan over high heat, and cook for a few minutes. Then add Baby Spinach and drained Spaghetti, and gently mix to combine.
  4. Add some finely chopped Spring Onion and Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix), and enjoy.