A poor man's sea bass.
Sardines to me taste anything but like sea bass. When fishing season slows down from the town where I live, sardine is the next best thing. Nonetheless, there's hope for this beloved delicacy.
With or without tomato sauce in that sardine can, an attractive dish can be accomplished only if you're passionate food and how you feed family and friends. Since the fish is already cooked from the can, there isn't much to do except to add your own style to it. Once you got some fresh crushed garlic stir fried into a hot pan with olive oil, add the fish and its juice in that pan with medium low fire under it. Depending on taste, it's ok to add some fresh parsley, thyme, basil or dried oregano if desired.
For a finishing touch, instead of ONIONS I prefer using RED PEARL ONIONS; they look like mini red onions and they're packed with flavor. Take a few not too many and chop to a desired thickness but not too fine. Add them last then turn off the fire.
My special treat is to serve all the above with fresh spinach and avocado slices, it's as good as having a SUNDAY with cherry on top.