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Eating Whole Sardines

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 30, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Hey Paleo-ers...

I'm currently in Asia and can buy fresh sardines.

I steamed up some last night and wanted to eat the whole as I've heard you can do. But the bones were definitely not 'soft' enough to enjoy eating them whole.

Is this just because they were steamed?

Or am "I" just too soft? hahaha

Any whole fresh sardine eaters out there?

Thanks

Philly

De5dde8145914770507a2b006b58c04f

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on October 30, 2012
at 02:45 AM

Yeah I think I gotta just cook it for longer!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on October 30, 2012
at 02:04 AM

+1 for asking the locals.

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on October 30, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Actually, the process of cooking them inside the can is much different than steaming. Ever notice the difference in texture between canned salmon and baked salmon? Or any fish with bones? Yeah.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on October 30, 2012
at 01:32 AM

You can eat the bones in canned sardines because they are soft. But in fresh ones, the bones won't be soft. Since you are in Asia, you might see if you can find out what the locals do with fresh sardines. I bet you can get some great recipes.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on October 30, 2012
at 02:04 AM

+1 for asking the locals.

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on October 30, 2012
at 03:58 AM

are they real sardines (like the size of your thumb?) or just small mackerel-type fish?

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on October 30, 2012
at 01:36 AM

Cook them longer at a low temp.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on October 30, 2012
at 01:20 AM

I've eaten 2 cans today. Probably 7-10 per week. I've never had a problem with the bones. Seems like it's just part of what you do when consuming sardines. Can't imagine steaming them had anything to do with the changing the texture of the food.

De5dde8145914770507a2b006b58c04f

(20)

on October 30, 2012
at 02:45 AM

Yeah I think I gotta just cook it for longer!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 30, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Actually, the process of cooking them inside the can is much different than steaming. Ever notice the difference in texture between canned salmon and baked salmon? Or any fish with bones? Yeah.

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