Sardine and Lemongrass Salad

SARDINE AND LEMONGRASS SALAD
Combining sardines with Thai spices moves the flavor away from purely fishy in this sweet and spicy salad.Farideh Sadeghin

Briny sardines and fragrant lemongrass make a sweet-and-spicy salad when bolstered with red onions and an easy Thai chile sauce.

Sardine and Lemongrass Salad
Briny sardines and fragrant lemongrass make a sweet-and-spicy salad when bolstered with red onions and an easy Thai chile sauce.
Yield: serves 2 people
Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Thai sweet chile sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 piece lemongrass, tough outer leaves discarded, inner core thinly sliced
  • 1 3 34-oz can sardines in water, drained, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 12 cups cups lightly packed torn cilantro leaves and stems
  • 12 small red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the sweet chile sauce with the lime juice and salt. Add the cilantro, sardines, lemongrass, and red onion, and toss to combine. Transfer the salad to a platter and serve immediately.