Party hack: How to level up canned sardines for pica-pica

Elevate the flavor of sardines by pairing them with basil leaves and lemon zest


6 sardines, filleted

6 basil leaves

3 lumpia wrappers, cut in half

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tbsp. lemon juice




  1. Soak the filleted sardines in cold water with salt for 5 minutes.

  2. In a bowl, mix vegetable oil, lemon juice, and pepper.

  3. Strain the filleted sardines and set aside to dry. Once dry, place the sardines in the oil mixture for 30 minutes.

  4. In a half lumpia wrapper, place a filleted sardine, basil leaves, and some lemon zest. Wrap and use water to glue the ends together.

  5. Deep fry the wraps until golden brown.

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