Welcome to the Week #5 100 Cat Food Recipes in 100 Weeks Challenge!
Homemade Cat Food; Recipe No. 5 Sardines à la Cat
…turned out to be Sardines á la human as we loved them, but stay tuned…
The time required to get it done is about 15 minutes (that’s if you use fresh sardines) if they are frozen let them unfreeze for half an hour at room temperature.)
Here is what we need:
- fresh or frozen sardines (3-4 inches long // 8-10 cm long)
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2-4 preserved olives (optional)
Many cats are crazy about the preserved olives, but they are too salty which is not good for their health, so don’t let them eat too much of it.
So, let’s get started!
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Clean the sardines (remove the heads, guts and fins) or you can buy already cleaned ones like we did 🙂 i put them on the baking paper.
Pierre figured that the one of the sardines should be more to the right …
Bake them for around 10 or 15 minutes (the baking time depends on the size of the sardines).
Cool them off and sprinkle some olive oil on it, cut one olive and add few rings to the plate.
Another way to serve them, if the sardines are big, remove the spinal bone and grind them. Again, sprinkle the meal with olive oil, cut one olive and add few rings to the plate.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment of truth. How did the jury of five vote?
(If you’d like to know more about our jury of five, please see the post with the first recipe, we introduced our jury here ->
Unfortunately, on the contrary to the popular belief, cats don’t like sardines. Except for Tito who, as you already know, likes everything. All in all, the recipe was a disaster. Again, this goes for our jury, if you have a cat(s) like our Tito, you’re just lucky!
So, here are the votes:
Poofah: “Again? Just when I started to believe in you, you serve inedible stuff again? Oh. You know what’s coming now. Get ready. I hate you.”
“This is quite disappointing my dear. Terrible. Do better next time or I leave your jury.”
Myratz: “Look. Let’s keep it short. I’ll take the olives. For the rest of it… I better keep my mouth shut.”
Tito: “Yeah!” short silence “Yeah! Yeah! Gimme more of this!”
Pierre: “I hate raw fish, but this, I hate this even more. Now get me some real food.”
Since each vote of the jury members has the same “weight” we will calculate the average. Total stars given was 9 divided by 5, well, average is 1,8.
We will try to forget about this recipe. The good thing is that you can always eat the sardines yourself 🙂
Next time we will come up with fish again. There must be some kind of fish they like (apart from raw fish). The working title of the next recipe is:
Hake with yogurt
Until then, stay well!
A big MEOW! from the CatMagg Crew