Dish No. 97: The Captain’s Daughter From Saltie


Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road’s handy list of some of our favorite dishes — old standbys and new finds alike — compiled daily.

Today’s pick: The Captain’s Daughter ($8) from Saltie.

Since it opened in Williamsburg last fall, Saltie has earned a reputation as one of New York’s most innovative sandwich shops, thanks to creations like the one pictured above.

While it features a greenmarket’s worth of parsley, the Captain’s Daughter is first and foremost a sardine sandwich. It uses an entire tin of the little fish, burying them underneath a pile of scallions, pickled eggs, capers, and the aforementioned herb. The ingredients struggle to escape from between two thick squares of house-made focaccia: Every bite frees a few rogue capers, and the slippery eggs and untethered leaves of parsley threaten to join the mutiny. But while the sandwich’s construction flirts with chaos, its bold flavors work in perfect harmony, making it a joyous mess to consume.

378 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

Previously in the countdown:
Dish No. 100: Zaragoza Grocery’s Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla
Dish No. 99: No. 7 Sub Shop’s General Tso’s Tofu Sandwich
Dish No. 98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku