Sweet & Sour Sardines

 Ingredients

12 sardines, descaled and gutted

1 onion, roughly chopped

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup of dill pickle juice

1 dill pickle, finely chopped

2 bay leaves

salt and pepper to taste

oil for cooking

handful of chopped dill

1/2 red capsicum, diced

Method

Clean the fresh sardines by removing the scales with a sharp knife and then cutting along the belly, scarping out the guts then set aside. Sweet & Sour Sardines

Heat some oil in a pan and cook the chopped onions till blonde and soft. Add the wine and dill pickle juice and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the bay leaves and chopped dill pickle and cook till slightly reduced. Season with salt and pepper and then set aside.

Heat a pan and brush the sardines with some oil. Cook on one side on medium heat for about 4 minutes and then turn over and cook for another 4 minutes. Sweet & Sour Sardines

Lay the cooked sardines on a platter and pour over the sweet and sour sauce. Leave this aside to cool completely. Sweet & Sour Sardines

Once ready to serve, top with the dill and chopped capsicum. Sweet & Sour Sardines

 

Sweet & Sour Sardines
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Recipe type: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Venetian
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Serves: 6
 
A simply stunning sardine dish, which makes your taste buds sing.
Ingredients
  • 12 sardines, de scaled and gutted
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup of dill pickle juice
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for cooking
  • handful of chopped dill
  • ½ red capsicum, diced
Instructions
  1. Clean the fresh sardines by removing the scales with a sharp knife and then cutting along the belly, scarping out the guts. Set aside.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan and cook the chopped onions till blonde and soft. Add the wine and dill pickle juice and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the bay leaves and chopped dill pickle and cook till slightly reduced. Season with salt and pepper and then set aside.
  3. Heat a pan and brush the sardines with some oil. Cook on one side on medium heat for about 4 minutes and then turn over and cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Lay the cooked sardines on a platter and pour over the sweet and sour sauce. Leave this aside to cool completely.
  5. Once ready to serve, top with the dill and chopped capsicum.

 

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