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They are really appetizing: here’s how to cook baked sardines au gratin!

Baked sardines

Dinner of fish? Here is a very tasty recipe: baked sardines flavored with breadcrumbs, lemon and aromatic herbs.

Baked sardines are a truly delicious dish for any occasion, as well as easy to make: in short, one of those recipes that you absolutely must try ! How to make? After removing the head of the fish – which also needs to be gutted – bread it generously in a tasty breadcrumb-based mixture . And then… in the oven!

Who said that sardines are a poor fish? They are rich in nutrients, light and ideal for preparing tasty fish main courses. What's more, they are also perfect for those unfamiliar with cooking fish and are ideal to accompany with a nice side dish of vegetables au gratin or in salads.

What do you think, have we made you hungry ? So without further hesitation let's head straight to the kitchen and get to work!

Baked sardines
Baked sardines

How to cook baked sardines au gratin

  1. First let's see how to clean sardines. Cut off the head of the fish, then make a slight cut with the scissors along the belly and remove the innards and bones. Rinse them well under cold running water , then dry the sardines with kitchen paper.
  2. Now prepare the breading : mix the breadcrumbs with chopped aromatic herbs and garlic (eliminating the inner core of the latter), lemon zest and juice and salt.
  3. Pass the open sardines in it and make your minced meat adhere well to the surface.
  4. Now take a baking tray, even an aluminum one, and put a little olive oil on the bottom. Secure the anchovies with wooden toothpicks so that they stay closed and do not open halfway during cooking. Arrange them on the tray, spacing them well from each other.
  5. Finish with a nice drizzle of olive oil and add a few lemon wedges.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes , being careful not to toast the anchovies. Remove from the oven and serve your sardines au gratin with a delicious side dish of vegetables . Enjoy your meal!

Storing baked sardines

Sardines prepared following this recipe can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for one or two days at most.

Also try all our quick second courses : they are wonderful !

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