JP Fusion Sardine Bruschetta

Today ⅔ is setsubun(節分) in Japan. On the day, we throw soybeans inside the house saying “evils to the outside, luck to the inside!” to remove any unlucky from the house and welcome lucks instead.

Also, we have a tradition to decorate sardine on the entrance of the house. Since sardine’s smell is intense, Japanese evils don’t like it (sounds just like vampires with garlic!) 

I couldn’t get some fresh sardine but canned one, so let’s celebrate the day and remove the unlucky from your house, and be lucky this year! 

Ready? Let’s cook:)


<Today’s Recipe>

JP Fusion Sardine Bruschetta

jp sardine bruschetta


  • 6 slices baguette
  • 1 can oil sardine
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • A few drops soy sauce
  • 1 bunch scallion – chopped
  • Some chili powder



  1. Toast the baguette(You can skip this step if you like)
  2. Empty the can into a pan and bring it to medium high heat.
  3. Mash the sardine and sprinkle some drops of soy sauce.
  4. Place sardine on baguette and sprinkle scallion and chili powder. Enjoy! Itadakimasu:)


jp sardine bruschetta

Mmm, long time no see, fish! 

This is a recommended recipe for those who like fish. If you are neutral or dislike fish, especially smell, check out other Tanooki recipes without fish:D My dinner buddy isn’t easy-going for fish, especially smell, he just took a bite and didn’t finish by saying “it’s smelly! 


Oh wait. Japanese evils don’t like the smell of sardine. 

My dinner buddy said it smells bad. 


……do I have evil in my house!? 😛


<Other Yummy Bruschetta Ideas>

Creamy cheese with fresh veggies on top! Cream Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta

tomato avocado cream cheese bruschetta

Creamy feta and drizzle of balsamic vinegar! Mediterranean Toast

mediterranean toast

How about putting creamy mayo corn? Mayo Corn Toast

corn mayo toast

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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