Jaja's Pepper Sauce is a slow roasted hot sauce for the discerning spice-lover to savor. Unlike other hot sauces, we offer depth of flavor and a Trinidadian twist

The “Impress Your Friends & Family” Sardines on Toast

fast & easy recipes sardines on toast with hot pepper sauce, hot sauce

Skill Level – Beginner

Serves 2 - 4 (double the recipe for more guests or family members)

As I’ve told you, I don’t really like to cook too much. This simple and quick recipe packs a visual punch with minimal effort. Few meals can be created faster than the 5-10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cook time for a family-favorite summer meal. When Mediterranean meets the Caribbean, deliciousness happens. 


1 tin of sardines in olive oil, heated and shredded. I recommend Bela Lightly Smoked Sardines in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Try the with lemon or with Piri-Piri variety) for their taste and ease of preparation.
2 scallions/green onions, thinly diced bulb and stem
1 Tbs fresh parsley, finely minced
2 garlic cloves, remove the paper skin and chop off the tip
1 French baguette. I use the Take & Bake from Whole Foods
1 ½ Tbs butter, melted
JaJa’s Pepper Sauce, to taste (⅛ of a wooden spoon scoop for mild, ¼  for medium, ½  for spicy)

Preheat oven following instructions for Take & Bake baguette. While the oven heats up, prep the Roma tomato, scallions, and fresh parsley. Set aside. Peel garlic cloves. Slice off tips. Set aside. Melt butter. Set aside. 

Place baguette on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven. Meanwhile, fire up a grill pan at medium heat. Once hot, pour sardine tin’s oil on the pan. Add in sardines. Apply heat for roughly 7 minutes, flipping sardines halfway through.

make your own homemade garlic bread fast recipe

Remove baguette and carve off 1 ½ inch slices. Use a pastry brush to butter each piece. Rub garlic clove on every slice. (Now you know how to make homemade garlic bread)

Playfully layer with tomato, scallion, parsley, and sardines. Gently place dollops of JaJa’s Pepper Sauce on each slice depending on how spicy you would like things. Voila!