Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The basic recipe came from Antonio Carlucci's book "Southern Italian Cooking" but I've amended it a bit, mainly by adding chilli. Makes a good first course, serve with a little pile of rocket on the side and some bread. Can also be made with garfish or other small, flavoursome fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dust the sardines in flour.
  2. Fry them in olive oil until they are crisp& brown.
  3. Transfer to a shallow dish.
  4. Clean the pan and in it heat ½ cup olive oil, and fry the garlic and chilli in it very briefly.
  5. Add the wine, vinegar and mint, and remove from the heat.
  6. While it is still hot, pour this mixture over the fish.
  7. Season to taste and leave for a couple of hours before serving.


Most Helpful

5 stars from the husband. I had to make a few changes with what I had in the house. Used red wine and red ine vinegar, red pepper powder, 2T parsley and 1T basil. Smelled great and very quick and easy to make. I dusted the fish with 'Bam' and then flour also.

Kasha April 30, 2007

These were a lovely blend of flavors! I did use more garlic than 1 clove of garlic. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thank you!

Liara September 03, 2004

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