Do you like sardines? Discover delicious recipes in which sardines are their main ingredient or product, standing out for their incredible benefits and for being very nutritious.

In a previous post we have provided information about how beneficial the consumption of sardines can be for our health. After having read such important information, do you dare to consume this little treasure that the sea offers us?

With sardines we can prepare different recipes, all nutritious, easy, and inexpensive and also prepare them in various ways such as, grilled, baked, fried, and resorting to canned sardines as an accompaniment to salads, croquettes, to prepare sandwiches.

Sardines are good for all ages, even for children from the age of two when they can already eat blue fish.

We can then offer children the spine-free tenderloins. They are also good for adults, for the elderly, even for young students since their phosphorus content is good for their memory.

In addition, for young people, when they study outside the home, it is a good resource for them, they are easy to prepare and since it is an inexpensive fish it is within reach of their pockets, while they are eating well.

Here we provide some recipes to prepare with sardines, easy to make and very nutritious at the same time.

Grilled sardines


  • A kilo of clean sardines, (without guts).
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Virgin olive oil.
  • Coarse salt.


  1. We can ask the fishmonger to clean the sardines for us, if not, we open the side and extract the guts with our finger.
  2. We wash well with cold water and let the water drain.
  3. We put salt on top of each of the sardines.
  4. We remove the skin from the garlic cloves and mince them finely.
  5. We put the garlic cloves in the mortar and crush them.
  6. Once well crushed, add a splash of oil and stir to mix.
  7. Spread the mash over the sardines.
  8. We put the iron on the fire to heat, with a drop of olive oil.
  9. Once it is hot we are putting the sardines to roast them on both sides.
  10. Once we see that they are golden brown and crisp, we place them on a plate or a source.
  11. We can present it with a salad or accompany it with some cooked potatoes.

Breaded sardines


  • A kilo of clean sardines, (without guts).
  • Simple wheat flour to coat.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Salt.


  1. If the gut sardines are already clean, we wash them and let them drain.
  2. We add a little salt to each sardine.
  3. We put flour in a plate to go slicing the sardines with flour on both sides.
  4. In a frying pan we put the oil to heat with a sufficient quantity to fry the sardines.
  5. Once the oil is very hot, we fry the sardines, browning them well on both sides.
  6. Prepare a plate or tray with absorbent paper or napkins to place the sardines and drain the excess oil.
  7. We can accompany the battered sardines with some cooked potatoes, a salad, or with rice.
  8. Sardines stuffed with piquillo pepper
  9. We can ask the fishmonger to clean the sardines from the guts and to remove the central spine to keep only the loins; it is what we need for this recipe.
  10. If you prefer to clean them at home, we will do it the same way, then we wash the loins and dry them with absorbent paper.


  • – A kilo of sardines, (only the loins).
  • – A large can of piquillo peppers.
  • – A few tablespoons of tomato sauce.
  • – A few drops of extra virgin olive oil.
  • – Salt.


  1. We are preheating the oven to a temperature of 180 º C, for 15 minutes.
  2. While we are preparing the sardines.
  3. We open the can of peppers and drain the juice it usually brings.
  4. Cut the piquillo peppers so that they cover the sardine loin.
  5. Place a tablespoon of tomato sauce and a piece of piquillo pepper on a sardine loin,  place another sardine loin on top.
  6. We pass the sardine loin in flour, flouring both sides and reserve on a baking tray.
  7. We repeat the same operation with all the loins.
  8. We put the loins to cook in the preheated oven with heat up and down.
  9. We cook until we see that they are golden brown.
  10. Once they are golden brown, we remove them from the oven and when it is time to present them we will put a thin drizzle of olive oil on top.
  11. We can accompany the stuffed sardines with cooked potatoes, with a garnish of vegetables, with a salad, or with rice.

Sardine croquettes

Sardine croquettes are very easy to make and it is a dish that children tend to like very much, it is a resource to offer them a nutritious dish and a good source of Omega 3, in addition to varying our croquettes recipes.


  • Two cans of sardines in olive oil.
  • Bread crumbs.
  • Some plain wheat flour.
  • One garlic clove.
  • Half an onion.
  • Two eggs
  • A few sprigs of parsley.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.


  1. We open the cans of sardines and drain the oil.
  2. With the help of a fork we mash the sardines and reserve.
  3. In a frying pan we put a little oil to heat to brown the onion and the garlic clove.
  4. Once they are golden brown, we add the minced parsley, the sardines, the flour and the two egg yolks, mix everything together and we make a dough that should be browned on both sides.
  5. When the dough has taken on a golden color, remove it from the heat and let it cool.
  6. Once the dough is cold we are forming the croquettes.
  7. We beat the egg whites and we pass the croquettes one by one through the breadcrumbs and the whipped egg whites.
  8. In a frying pan we heat the oil well to fry the croquettes.
  9. We are frying the croquettes on both sides.
  10. We place the croquettes on absorbent paper to drain the oil.
  11. We can accompany sardine croquettes with mashed potatoes, or with rice.


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