This dish is from Santander, on the north coast of Spain. Many people have only eaten canned sardines, which can be salty and have a strong flavor. Fresh sardines have a milder flavor. This Spanish fish recipe is very easy and take a very short time to prepare. Enjoy the recipe.
- 16 fresh sardines
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup Spansh virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow or white onion, chopped
- 5 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1/8 cup parsley, chopped
- salt to taste
- This sardine recipe makes 4 servings.
- Clean the sardines, removing heads and innards. Rinse thoroughly under cold water.
- Pour olive oil into large, heavy frying pan and place on stove on medium high heat. Place the flour on a plate. Coat each sardine with flour and fry in pan. When done, remove them and place on a plate for later.
- Add the onion, garlic, parsley to the frying pan and sauté in the remaining oil. Add tomatoes and sauté 5-10 minutes further.
- Add the sardines back into the frying pan with the other ingredients and cook another 5-10 minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve with bread.