Party hack: How to level up canned sardines for pica-pica
6 sardines, filleted
6 basil leaves
3 lumpia wrappers, cut in half
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Soak the filleted sardines in cold water with salt for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix vegetable oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
Strain the filleted sardines and set aside to dry. Once dry, place the sardines in the oil mixture for 30 minutes.
In a half lumpia wrapper, place a filleted sardine, basil leaves, and some lemon zest. Wrap and use water to glue the ends together.
Deep fry the wraps until golden brown.