I loved this. It just lacked a little something-something but when on the second day (and last day of my cleanse), I added a tiny little bit of old Dutch cheese and... OMG! YUM! Maybe it's because I'm a cheese addict and haven't had a single piece of it during the 4 weeks program but it made it taste even more delicious.
I didn't find the sardines overpowering at all, in fact, I had a half a tin in one helping. DELISH!
I really enjoyed this recipe and didn't find the sardines overpowered the dish (I used a whole can of sardines and split the dish into five servings I could take in my lunch to work). I did add some garlic, and I sprinkled more crushed red pepper on top of each serving, along with the tiniest bit of parmesan cheese. Delicious!
Rating: 5 stars
I was a little anxious making this recipe given Bing28's review, but both my husband and I found it really delicious. In fact, I paused a couple of times while eating it to extol the flavour. If you are not adverse to fish in general, I think you will find this very satisfying.
I should mention that we found the fish taste very mild overall; it just added a new dimension to the meal. And I increased the recipe to 6 servings, throwing in the entire can of sardines so that it wouldn't go to waste
I love sardines but they totally overpowered this dish. (Also, it got even worse/stronger with the leftovers as they sat in the fridge overnight.) I appreciate the creativity of this dish, the presence of all the good veggies and the inclusion of a fatty fish for the protein and good fats, but I'd definitely sub in a less obtrusive protein source next time. (Or, go entirely veg with no meat/fish at all. The pasta/veggies certainly stood on their own before adding the sardines.)