You will need 

3 tins Sardines (142g each)

2 tbsp Lime juice 

1 tsp Black pepper 

½ tbsp Hot Sauce /Pepper sauce or Scotch Bonnet (finely chopped) 

2 tsp Shaddon Beni 

1 tbsp Garlic (chopped)

1/3 c Onions (diced)

½ c Tomatoes (diced)

1/8 c Coconut Oil 

1 clove Garlic (smashed)

¼ c Pimento (chopped)

Salt to taste 


This is how 

  • Remove sardines from the tin straining off the liquid /oil from the can and place in a bowl  
  • Using a fork shred /crush the sardines 
  • Add lime juice, salt, black pepper and hot sauce / scotch bonnet pepper 
  • Mix well 
  • In a pot on medium heat, add coconut oil and smashed garlic allow to heat until the garlic becomes dark brown on both sides. 
  • Add garlic, pimento, onions, tomatoes and shaddon beni – mix and allow to cook for 2-3 mins or until onions become translucent. 
  • Add seasoned sardines and mix well 
  • Allow this to cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes then lower heat cover, and allow to simmer for another 3-4 minutes. 
  • Be sure to stir occasionally until it’s done. 
  • Enjoy with bread, roti or rice .


  • Sardines are good for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. So, if you are feeling some type ah way today. Try this sardine recipe and feel good.