The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Sardines

For seafood lovers, sardines are a tasty and nutritious main ingredient to a number of dishes. Here are five dishes where sardines take center stage:

1. Sardine Fritters – Deep-fried balls of mashed up sardines mixed with herbs, spices and eggs. Serve with a dollop of tartar sauce for an unforgettable appetizer.

2. Sardine Paella – A classic Spanish dish made from Mediterranean-style rice cooked with sardines, tomatoes, garlic and onions. A hearty one-pot meal that can be served as a main dish or side dish.

3. Grilled Sardines – Cleaned and marinated in a blend of herbs, garlic and olive oil, grilled sardines make a great addition to any barbecue menu.

4. Baked Sardine Fillets with Roasted Vegetables – Tender fillets of sardine baked with roasted bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. An easy yet flavorful meal that can be served as the main course or a light lunch.

5. Sardine Toast – A delicious open-faced sandwich made with canned sardines, fresh herbs, lemon juice and garlic spread on toast. The perfect snack for brunch or a mid-day pick-me-up.