Do not make a face until you try it! It is delicious over a green salad with hard boiled eggs! First you must get good sardines. Look at the can and make sure that it says “a l’ ancienne” which means prime product. I have seen it in New York at Eli’s and I am sure you can buy it online.
Smash one can of drained sardines with some fruity olive oil. Add balsamic vinegar and some chopped prunes. Salt and pepper. A pinch of cayenne for some kick and you will be amazed at the deliciousness.