Marinated Sardine Fillets Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time4 Hr 0 Min
Ready In4 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Fresh sardines64 Ounce (8 nos., 8-ounce each)
 Kosher salt1 Tablespoon
 Lemon1 , juiced
 Extra virgin olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, minced

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 671 Calories from Fat 369

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.5%

Saturated Fat 9.1 g45.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 426.7 mg

Sodium 2275.5 mg94.8%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.81 g3.2%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 81 g162.7%

Vitamin A 14.9% Vitamin C 26.9%

Calcium 86.7% Iron 25.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. If sardines or herring are not filleted: then take a very sharp small knife, and use it to remove a fillet from a sardine by running the knife along the length of the spine, from head to tail, remove the fillet from the fish, make sure to clean all the bones and discard them
2. Repeat the same procedure with the fish on the other side too, so that each fish obtains 2 fillets, discard the head, bones, and tail, also remove the tiny bones from between of each fillet by tearing in the middle, keep slitting till the tail, finally discard the bones

3. On a large platter, lay the fillets, flesh side up and sprinkle the fillets with half the salt, then turn them over on the other side and sprinkle with the remaining salt
4. Take a plastic wrap and cover the fillets tightly and chill it by refrigerating for at least 3 hours, leaving them to cure
5 .Take the fillets out of the refrigerator, and lay the fillets on a surface, drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil, and also sprinkle with parsley

6. Serve with a sauce of your choice, saldas, cooked vegetables or rice

Note: If the fillets are more than 1/2 inch thick, let them cure for 4 hours