Olive Oil Crostini with Sardines & Chargrilled Cherry Tomatoes
Created by Jake’s Kitchen for Phantom Apparel
A great post-workout snack that balances fantastic flavours whilst being quick and easy to prepare. Don't worry if you don't have a grill pan, you can use a normal grill or even a toaster to prepare this easy going fix!
- 2 Tins of sardines in olive oil
- 2 Slices of sourdough bread or something similar
- 2 Bunches of cherry tomatoes on the vine
- Tabasco sauce
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
Drizzle your bread in the olive oil and chargrill in a pre-heated grill pan until you see the grill marks in the bread. Once nicely charred, set the bread aside and add your cherry tomatoes until they start to blacken and soften, unlocking the flavour.
Drain the sardines and crush them onto the frilled bread with the back of a fork. Put on a few drops of your tabasco sauce to awaken your tastebuds, and add a squeeze of lemon juice and your salt and pepper to give them a treat.
Put the chargrilled cherry tomatoes on top of your bread and sardines, and serve with a wedge of lemon and basil leaves. Simple, delicious, and worth running that extra mile for. Fire up your tastebuds and fire up your spirit.
- If you want to take your dip to a different place, add more tabasco and lemon!
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I’m not obsessive about it but I know that I feel much better after I’ve done some, not just physically but mentally too. And it’s always been easier if I am eating well. I don’t like diets or fasts, but just try to apply a bit of common sense. Nothing is off limits, but I do pay attention to what I’m eating ands its usually easy to tell if something is doing more harm than good. Moderation is the key!
Life can be super busy so for me its all about being able to prepare food which is delicious, uncomplicated, and most importantly quick, but without compromising on health. I’m lucky that my background in food has helped me build up a bit of knowledge which I can use when cooking for myself and my family, and I'm pleased to share it with you through the Phantom Apparel brand."