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Andalucian Sardine Tapas

This recipe for Andalucian Sardine Tapas has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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This simple dish is excellent as a tapa, starter or for the buffet table. A lovely blend of flavours, creating a light tender dish.

Ingredients for Andalucian Sardine Tapas

8 fresh sardines
1 green pepper
1 small onion
4 garlic cloves
olive oil
white wine vinegar

How to make Andalucian Sardine Tapas

  • To clean the sardines, make a little cut in the belly, insert your finger and pull out the insides.
  • Open the sardine and remove the head by pulling away the spine from the flesh. Gently pull away and the head should come away leaving the sardine open and flat like a fillet.
  • Wash in cold water, pat dry and place aside and season with salt.
  • Peel the onion and thinly slice. Slice the pepper into thin strips. Peel the garlic and slice
  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan then add the onion, pepper and garlic.
  • Cook gently without browning for about 5 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  • Place the vegetables into an oven proof shallow dish and spread out.
  • Add the sardines to the dish arranging skin side up.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and drizzle with a little olive oil and vinegar.
  • Cook in a hot oven for about 10 minutes until the sardines are cooked and the breadcrumbs turn golden.

Serves 4

Andalucian Sardine Tapas Andalucian Sardine Tapas
Andalucian Sardine Tapas

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams