Foodie Friday: Fisherman’s Breakfast

This boy would probably eat my "Fisherman's Breakfast". Photo cred

This boy would probably eat my “Fisherman’s Breakfast”. Photo cred 

I got the idea to make this because I couldn’t find tuna for a couple of weeks in the supermarket (stuff in Venezuela can be hard to come by sometimes) but I still saw sardines on the shelf.

Having never tried sardines and reasoning that it is a fish, and I’ve never tried fish I didn’t like, I decided to buy it.  My grocery store carried two versions, with tomato, or with hot sauce. Do stores outside of Latin America sell sardines this way?  I got both and then forgot about them for a while.

One weekend morning I couldn’t decide what to make so I was rooting around in my cupboards and came across the sardines with tomato sauce. It was breakfast so I naturally wanted eggs too.  This is what became of it:

This recipe makes enough for two people or for breakfast and lunch.


1 can of sardines in tomato sauce

1-2 tomatoes

4 eggs

S&P to taste


Grated parmesan on top


  1. Open the sardines and dump them into the pan with the sauce. I usually pick the bones out with my fingers but I am told that some people like to eat them.
  2. Crack the eggs and scramble them into the sardines, being sure to break up the sardines in the process.
  3. Slice the tomatoes into chunks and dump them into the pan.
  4. Mix it all up until the eggs are done and the tomatoes are warm.
  5. Serve hot with grated parm on top.

Note: some hostels wont let you cook fish on site if the kitchen is close to the dorms (like my hostel in Dominican Republic).


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