A high oil content results in a robust flavor and oily texture.
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Sardines have a dense meat that is rich and oily (similar to mackerel). Flavor is moderate, but not as strong as anchovies or mackerel. Similar in flavor to herring, Sardines’ slightly larger size results in a meatier texture.
These sardines are in the 7-9″ range.
Cooking Tips & Recipes
Char from grilling Sardines brings out another dimension of flavor. Remove bones by butterflying Sardines and lifting out the main spine. Smaller, softer bones can be eaten. Simply season with olive oil and lemon before grilling. The flesh should just begin to flake – don’t overcook!
Another method for handling moderate to strong flavored fish is using a highly acidic marinade, such as a combination of ginger, soy sauce, wine, salt and sugar