Elegantly Easy King Cup Sardines Recipes You Can Whip Up at Home

King Cup Sardines, one of the trusted brand of sardines in the market for 30 years, recently named celebrity Coco Martin as its ambassador in a grand launch that happened at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City last week.

King Cup Sardines Ambassador Coco Martin with Permex President Jimmy Yap, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Engr. Jaydrick Yap and Chief Finance Officer Eugene Yap

Along with this grand launch, King Cup management, led by the pesident of Permex, the manufacturer of King Cup, Mr. Jimmy Yap, the brand shared some affordable and sumptuous recipes with the use of King Cup sardines that families could enjoy.

A certified Filipino staple and one of the most versatile and sustainable canned products of all time, sardines is not just a meal for the broke. Full of nutrients like iron, calcium, B Vitamins, and heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, the skin and bones are completely edible too! 

In partnership with Luxent Hotel Executive Chef Kim Dalisay, here are some of the recipes you can create with King Cup Sardines that are totally a luxurious treat anytime of the day. 

Pasta Aglio Olio with Sautéed King Cup Sardines

Filling and comforting, this is the ultimate representation of a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish. Additionally, it packs a ton of flavors without the calorie-laden ingredients! 

2 cans    King Cup Sardines with Chili, drained 
4kg        Angel hair 
500 ml   Pure olive oil
500g      Garlic 
10g        Garlic powder
4g          Pepper 
250g      Parmesan cheese
250 g     Parsley

1. Boil water with salt in a pot. Add angel hair pasta and boil it for 10 minutes until al dente.
2. In a pan, add pure olive oil, then sauté garlic, and King Cup Sardines on medium heat. 
3. Add the pasta and toss well, then sprinkle with salt, ground pepper, garlic powder, and chili flakes.
4. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Sicilian King Cup Pizza

Punched up with cheese and herbs, this recipe is also perfect on toast. Deliciously affordable and a healthier alternative when you don’t feel like ordering pizza from a fast food, you can also serve this baked dish with a simple salad to complete this comforting meal.   

2 cans  King Cup Sardines in Tomato Sauce
500g     Pizza crust
350g     Mozzarella cheese
120g     Parmesan cheese
200ml   Tomato sauce
20g      Dried oregano
200g     Onion rings

1. Top the pizza crust with tomato sauce (make sure to leave about an inch of bare dough around the edges of the crust), mozzarella cheese, parmesan, dried oregano, onion rings, and sardines. 
2. Bake until the cheese and crust begin to brown, about 20 min. 
3. Let cool for 5 min.
4. Slice into square and serve. 

Herbed Butter Crostini with King Cup Sardines Pâté

Impress family and friends with a creamy pâté that’s surprisingly inexpensive and simple to make. But instead of liver, this recipe is made of King Cup Sardines that provides a rich and mellow flavor. Great on toasts and salads too, so it makes the perfect accompaniment when entertaining at home.  

1 can    King Cup Sardines, drained 
2g      French bread
7g      Butter
3g      Garlic
1g      Parsley
.05g      Lemon zest
1.5g      Butter (for pâté)
1 tsp      Fresh thyme

1. Pre-heat oven to 425 °F. 
2. Melt the butter on a heavy skillet over medium heat. 
3. Add the sardines and stir until they dissolve, around 3 minutes. 
4. Stir in the herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. 
5. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet. 
6. Brush the top of the bread slices on a baking sheet. 
7. Bake until the bread is golden and toasty, around 7-10 minutes. 

King Cup has two variants: King Cup Sardines in tomato sauce and King Cup Sardines in tomato sauce with chili added are available at all leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide. For more information, visit www.permex.com.ph and follow on Facebook.

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