10. Fisherman’s Eggs
When the rapper Notorious B.I.G. sang about having “Juicy Sardines” for dinner, the man definitely knew his seafood! From the Sophisticated Caveman comes this recipe that has both great photography and sunny-side up eggs to boot!
9. Miso Soup with Sardine Balls
No, this isn’t testicle fish soup. From Saveur comes this recipe that uses a dashi broth to make a delicious Asian pairing. If your guests are difficult about eating sardines, just tell them it is an Iwashi (sardine in Japanese) soup traditional to fishing villages in Honshu.
8. Lemon Sardine Pasta with Parmesan
From Alyssa Rivers of the Recipe Critic comes this recipe is both healthy and only takes 20 minutes to make! The use of panko in place of bread crumbs in particular is a nice touch. Be careful though and use a high quality, flavorful extra virgin olive oil for the spaghetti. If you want to change up the dish a bit, try substituting a bucatini cut instead. Not sure what the difference is between the two? Click here to see!
7. Fried Sardines with Parsley Caper Sauce
So this might sound like a food marriage that wasn’t meant to be. But combining fried sardines with capers works surprisingly well! From Italian Food Forever comes this recipe from Venice, Italy which has a beautiful green sauce to contrast your golden fish fillets!
6. Salmorejo – Smoked Sardine Soup
If a creamy tomato soup infused with Spanish flavor is what you’re looking for, this recipe from Viktoria’s Table will hit the spot! This summer dish is often served with cured ham and boiled eggs on the side!
5. Sardines on Toast
Once you wade through all the ads (pop up and otherwise), Bon Appetit presents this recipe that will cause you to break-out all those kitchen tools you never use. Mortar….check! Pestle…check! Mandoline…check! Band-aids and disinfectant…check!
4. Creamy, Nutty, Salty Sweet Spaghetti with Sardines
Ok, while the title isn’t easy to ready, the recipe definitely is. From Milly’s Kitchen comes this dish that has great pictures and is as healthy as it looks.
3. Sardine Rice Bowl
From Kitchen Gidget comes both this very old TV show reference and this recipe that, once you scroll past the ad for your prostate, has a beautiful rice bowl dish that you can knock out in only 10 minutes!
2. Sardine Croquettes with Sauce Gribeche
So this recipe from Six Course Dinner is a great change of pace. The only problem is that you need to buy fresh sardines, so order in advance with your local store to be safe.
1. Morrocan Style Whole Sardines
This quick 20 minute dish from the Spruce Eats adds a Moroccan flavor while at the same time baking your fish whole! The profile shot of all the sardines looks like a picture straight out of the Usual Suspects.