I’ve been trying to add more fish to my diet. It’s been hit-or-miss, due partly to the lack of a decent fish store in my neighborhood, and partly to my husband’s not being the biggest pescatarian. I’ve been trying out various environmentally friendly (AFAIK), relatively available fish, all to no avail (he’ll eat it, but then gently inform me after dinner that ‘that wasn’t his favorite’)… until today! Canned sardines were on sale last week, so I picked some up, and today tried out the only canned-sardine recipe in any of my admittedly vegetarian-leaning cookbooks: Sicilian Style Pasta with Sardines, which also involves fennel, onions, wine, raisins, bread crumbs, and pine nuts (I subbed in slivered almonds, which worked well.) I received actual applause from Mr. GilaB after dinner, and a request for more sardine dinners.
Any suggestions? We’re not big fans of tomatoes, but we love almost all other vegetables, eat a ton of whole grains and beans (dinner today was made with whole wheat spaghetti), and love strongly flavored foods from a wide variety of cultures. We keep kosher, so no shellfish, bacon, etc.