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Recipe of sardines with escabeche sauce

recipe of sardines escabeche
Clara Campos

The recipe of sardines with escabeche sauce is highly appreciated in Portugal and is mostly served with a glass of our own white Vinho Verde.

Do you know that according to a recent research the omega-3 fatty acids found in sardines help to slow the progression of mild Alzheimer’s disease? There is also another study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, stating that the sardines and other fatty fish could help to reduce the risk of developing kidney cancer.

So, as you can see, besides being tasty, sardines are beneficial to your health.

Sardines with escabeche sauce
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Sardines with escabeche sauce is a delicious dish highly appreciated by the Portuguese and preferably served with white Vinho Verde.
Recipe type: fish
Serves: 4
  • 20 sardines
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 onions
  • 4 dl of olive oil
  • 2,5 dl of vinegar
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 spring of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper
  1. After gutting and cleaning the sardines, fried them on the olive oil. Reserve the sardines on a plate.
  2. Add the onion and the garlic, both sliced, to the olive oil. Sear the onion and then add the paprika powder and the vinegar.
  3. Dress the escabeche sauce with the cloves, the parsley, salt and pepper. Let it refine and pour the sauce on the sardines. Finally serve this recipe of sardines.


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