[ SIMPLE GRILLED SARDINE RECIPE ]


Hello my precious readers 💓

Today I'm gonna share my recipe on the simplest grilled fresh sardines cooked at home. I have 2 ways to prepare them. So you can choose which one you want to try or just do both like I did. Both are simply DELICIOUS 👍😋💗

So before that, let me share information on ' Sardines' 1st. 

"Sardine" or "pilchard" are common names used to refer to various small, oily forage fish in the herring family Clupeidae. The term "sardine" was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant. 


Fresh sardines are often grilledpickled, or smoked, or preserved in cans.
Sardines are rich in vitamins and minerals. A small serving of sardines once a day can provide 13% of vitamin B2 roughly one-quarter of niacin; and about 150% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B12. 

All B vitamins help to support proper nervous system function and are used for energy metabolism, or converting food into energy.Also, sardines are high in the major minerals such as phosphoruscalcium, and potassium, and some trace minerals including iron and selenium.

Sardines are also a natural source of marine omega-3 fatty acids, which may reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. Regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease.

These fatty acids can also lower blood sugar levels. They are also a good source of vitamin D, calcium, vitamin B12, and protein. 

So because Sardines are low in the food chain, They are very low in contaminants, such as mercury, relative to other fish commonly eaten by humans.

 So there you are ! Some educational facts for you all before we proceed to cook 😋

Now let's get it starting ~~!! '


 Here's the recipe for 2 person ~


Rosemary Mint with a hint of Lemon Grilled Sardines.


➠ 4 medium size  Fresh Sardines
➠ Dried Rosemary ( If you have fresh , Please grind the leaves to  a paste ) 
➠ Mint ( Freshly chopped ) If you use dry ones, just a pinch will do , as dried mint are stronger in taste )
➠ Salt 
➠ Lemon
➠ White Pepper 

Preparation 

⇾ Clean and de-bone the sardines and pat dry. Set it aside.
⇾ Mix the herbs together ( Mint & Rosemary) with a pinch of salt. 
⇾ Squeeze half a lemon and mix them all together with the sardines.
⇾ Make sure the sardines are coated well with the herbs. 
⇾ Set your pan in medium heat , pour  1- 2 tablespoon of Olive Oil or Canola Oil . Once the pan is heated, put in the sardines and let it grill one side crispy before turning over the other side.
⇾ And you are done ! You can garnish that with lemon slices . 

You may want to try this other recipe too ~~ ↴

Here's the recipe for 2 person ~

Pan Fried Paprika with a hint of Parsley Sardine.

➠ 2 medium size Fresh Sardines 
➠ Dried Parsley ( If you have fresh , Please grind the leaves to  a paste ) 
➠ Corn flour ( about 2 teaspoon for 2 pieces sardine )
➠ Salt 
➠ White Pepper
➠ Paprika Powder 
➠ Lemon 


Preparation
⇾ Clean and de-bone the sardines  and cut it in half ( butterfly ) and pat dry. Set it aside.
⇾ Mix the herbs together ( parsley , paprika powder, white powder and corn flour ) with a pinch of salt. 
⇾ Make sure the sardines are coated well with the herbs. 
⇾ Set your pan in medium heat , pour  1- 2 tablespoon of Olive Oil or Canola Oil . Once the pan is heated, put in the sardines and let it grill one side crispy before turning over the other side.
⇾ And you are done ! Squeeze the lemon juice on the sardines or cut in slices to garnish. 👍





You can eat the sardines by itself or you can eat together with rice , baked potatoes, steam  or raw vegetables . Your choice ! Its a simple healthy meal full of protein and vitamins 💕

So there you go guys !! I hope you'll enjoy making this recipe at home !! 

Well thats all for now ! Thanks a bunch for reading my blog !! I hope you enjoy as much as I do 😍😘 


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