Sardines Baked in Tomato and Mediterranean Scents Crust
Sardines are a fish that in the past was considered poor , and Italy is part of what is called blue fish, the Italian pesce azzurro. It is actually a very rich fish from the nutritional point of view , very tasty and very healthy.
To prepare it baked in a crust , a really simple but very tasty recipe , you need :
400 grams ( 2 cups) of sardines cleaned and headless , 1 generous cup of cherry tomatoes , 3 tablespoons oil, 1 cup bread crumbs or dry bread from the corresponding grating , chives, oregano , thyme, parsley , rosemary, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 lime .
I do not add salt because the food with a little salt is healthier , but of course it is to your taste.
Also with regard to herbs , you can remove or add them to your liking.
First of all put the sardines in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice ,and let themrepose while you prepare the dough for the crust.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F).
Now put in a blender tomatoes, herbs, 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon of olive oil and bread. If you use dry bread into small pieces before do it .
Blend everything well until dough is smooth but not too soft . If necessary, add a little ‘ bread : it all depends on how they make tomato sauce !
Put the dough in the bowl of sardines and mix well.
In a baking dish put a paper towel and anoint well with 2 tablespoons of oil.
Arrange the sardines on the bottom .
Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle with a little ‘ bread crumbs . Put in the oven and cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, checking good : the crust will be golden and slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Now your crusted sardines from the Mediterranean are ready.
Buon appetito, enjoy it!
This looks great, do like sardines and looking for new ways to cook, must try this thanks
Hope you may enjoy it as we do! xxx