Fresh Sardines Naples Style

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Fresh sardines are fried to a crispy golden brown, and drizzled with a garlic and white wine vinaigrette then topped off with a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves. Serve this appetizer with a good white wine.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh sardines

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup white wine

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Prepare the sardines by removing the heads and back bones. Rinse and pat dry. Dredge in flour, shaking off any excess.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, fry the sardines a few at a time until brown and crispy. Remove to a large serving plate, and keep warm.

  3. In another skillet over medium heat, heat a bit of the oil. Add garlic, and cook for about half a minute. Add the wine and vinegar, and allow the mixture to simmer, stirring occasionally. When the liquid has reduced by about half, pour the sauce over the sardines, and sprinkle with fresh mint. Let stand for about 1 hour before serving to allow the fish to marinate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1011 Calories
72g Fat
26g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1011
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 72g 93%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 90mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.