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Sep 15, 2010

No Frills Open Sandwich

Today was No Frills Day!
No-fuss lunch, no-fuss dinner, in other words, L..a...z...y day. No-fuss posting too! Does it have to be a fancy recipe or post each time? Give yourself a break once in a while. This is supposed to be fun and therapeutic.
Canned food ..... and what's wrong with that? I like to dig a spoon into some baked beans every now and then or even some sweet corn kernels ... straight outta the can, mind you.
Today's lunch was canned mackerel in tomato sauce. This brings me back to my childhood days when mum used to throw this together at the spur of the moment when I got hungry ... which was all the time. She used canned sardines then, but somehow, somewhere down the line, I developed a dislike for sardines and tuna. Must've overdosed on it. So, mackerel it is.
And thrown together it was too! The only "frills" in this are the cucumber twirls on the top.
And if you don't like the "punch-you-in-the-face" and "knock-your-boxer-shorts-off" type heat, you can always substitute the chillies with cayenne pepper.


Canned Mackerel in tomato sauce
Calamansi lime juice, to taste
Salt, to taste
Red onion, diced
Cucumber, remove core, diced/julienned
Red Chillies, finely chopped


Crumble mackerel and toss together with the rest of the ingredients. Taste and add more salt and chillies if necessary. Garnish with extra cucumber and chillies. stuff!
Serve on toasted focaccia.

Note: I used chinese lettuce because that was all I could find in my fridge. Iceberg would've been nice.


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