Cooking sardines. There are different ways to cook sardines, but the main ones are grilling and frying. Whatever cooking method should you choose, we have cooking times for you! Translation in French: sardine.
Count 4 or 5 sardines per person. Beware of the smell! Cooking sardines is very smelly!
How do I cook sardines?
Fresh sardines can be found in the seafood section and are sold whole, with the head and tail intact.
Preparing sardines is fairly simple. For fresh sardines, clean them thoroughly under cold running water, remove the scales and the innards.
Cooking sardines on a grill
Cooking sardines on the grill is great, especially in the summertime when you can grill outside!
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
2. Grill for 4 minutes on the 1st side then flip the sardine and cook the other side for 3 minutes, or until the flesh is opaque and cooked through. Serve hot with a lemon wedge.
Cooking sardines fillets in a pan
Here’s how to cook sardine fillets in a pan.
1. Heat the pan with a little oil for 2 minutes.
2. Place the sardine fillets skin side down in the pan. Leave for 20 seconds, flip the fillets over with a fork and cook for another 10 seconds on the flesh side. The fillets are cooked as soon as the edges whiten.
Sardines are a type of small, oily fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamins.
In supermarkets, sardines are usually sold in canned or fresh forms. Canned sardines come in different varieties such as skinless and boneless, skin-on and bone-in, and packed in different liquids like olive oil, water, or tomato sauce.