|Mega Creations Premium Sardines in Spanish Style|
We’ve probably been used to having good ‘ol sardines as part of our everyday on-the-go meals. Filipinos would often just throw in well-known aromatics such as onions and garlic into an opened can of sardines along with steaming rice for a quick meal. But little do we know that these simple comfort meals of canned sardines could actually be made into something more special with just a few creativity and twists.
|Mega Creations Premium Sardines in Natural Oil|
Mega Fishing Corporation, the company behind popular brand Mega Sardines, is equipped with state-of-the-art sonar and fish finders, coupled with the competitive advantage of the Catching to Canning process. Making consumers sure of its freshness and high quality standards. The MFC fishing fleet is instrumental in creating products of superior quality and value that starts with preservation of the fish. No wonder that Mega Sardines had always been the country’s top sardines brand. And they continue to improve and develop their high quality sardines by introducing other variant to loyal consumers.
|The author with guest Chef Rosebud Benitez.|
Purple Plum Fairy was recently invited to Mega Creations Premium Sardines launch cum on-site cooking challenge held at the Pisces Room culinary studio of the manila Diamond Hotel. Renowned Chef Greg Villalon whipped delicious homemade dishes with a twist using simple kitchen ingredients and its flavorful twists with Mega Creations Premium Sardines as its main ingredient. Chef Greg made a potluck Moroccan casserole made of sweet potato, sardines and cumin that looked and tasted like Shepherd’s Pie (without the guilt!), an authentic Italian pasta and a healthy sandwich baon and easy-to-prepare snacks of Asian Style Sardine Sub Sandwich with hoisin sauce. It was the first time I’ve heard and tasted a recipe using Hoisin other than chicken that has really impressed me.
|Mega Creations Premium Sardines My Everyday Creations host Chef Greg Villalon|
“Mega Creations Premium Sardines offers unparalleled freshness and flavor that Filipinos will rave about,” enthuses Valerie Tan, brand manager for Mega Creations Premium Sardines in Natural Oil and its spicier counterpart, the mega Creations Premium Sardines in Spanish Style. “Foodies can now enjoy richer flavors with a gourmet twist, and use these simple ingredients to create delightful meals they can share with loved ones and friends,” said Tan.
|Blogger Jay Valmonte whips a pesto dish with Roxanne of The Lifestyle Network while the host looks on.|
During the said launch, they held a cook-off between a blogger and someone from the media. Ms. Roxanne of ABS-CBN”s Lifestyle Channel was the media representative while food blogger Jay Valmonte gamely joined as the bloggers’ representative. Both made a simple pesto pasta dish with the mega Creations Premium Sardines as its main ingredient but they were allowed to do whatever kind of twist they wanted in order to make that dish “their own.” With fellow blogger and younger sister Jennifer Valmonte cheering for her Kuya Jay, along with other blogger friends, Jay’s extra cheesy sardines pesto pasta eventually got the judges’ nod.
You too can learn how to turn everyday meals into something special with quick and easy to prepare dishes that your families will surely love, as Mega Premium Creations Sardines brings “Everyday Creations, an exciting new cooking show that teaches foodies how to whip up restaurant worthy meals in minutes. Hosted by Chef Greg Villalon, you’ll know how to make pesto pasta, fresh spring rolls, Greek pizzas, and a whole lot more—all using sardines as its secret ingredient.
“Fresh ingredients and a bit of love is the secret to every successful dish, “ said Chef Villalon. “With Mega Creations Premium Sardines, it has become so easy to whip up healthy yet delectable dishes that will surprise your family and friends.”
Here's a copy of the recipes that Chef Villalon had created during the said launch. Try it at home and serve sardines with a twist that your families will surely love!
Catch Everyday Creations starting on April 5 at 6:30PM (it will be shown every Friday at 6:30Pm with replays on Sundays at 11:30am and Wednesday at 6:00PM) on The Lifestyle Network. You can also check out the My Everyday Creations page on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/MyEverydayCreations for more unique and easy to make recipes. Follow them as well on Twitter at @megacreationsph.
For more information on Mega Creations Premium Sardines, please email Ms. Valerie Tan, Brand Manager of Mega Creations Premium Sardines at email@example.com.
Purple Plum Fairy thanks Bright Ideas for the invite.
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.