Sardines are cheap, sustainable and delicious, not to mention full of calcium and healthy omega-3 fats. Our sardine recipes are easy to make - whether you'd like a warm starter salad or main course.

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    A sardine oatcake recipe for your beloved dog! These dog treats are gobbled up very quickly and really good for our canine friends.

    Recipe by: Petfoodie

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    This lovely sardine bruschetta starter is a little taste of Italian heaven. Serve with fresh rocket leaves.

    Recipe by: AToft

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    This warm salad uses my favourite potato - jersey royals. Use tinned sardines in olive oil if you're in a pinch. Instead of roasting the potatoes in a preheated oven, start them in a cold oven and roast them as the oven heats. Cooked this way, they brown nearly twice as fast.

    Recipe by: VAL_51

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    Brilliant for a mid-week meal, this punchy pasta dish uses heart-healthy oily fish with a mixture of popular deli foods – salami, olives and sun-blush tomatoes – for speed and convenience.

    Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

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    This Italian dish, Pesce Sarde Marinato, is a delightful way to use fresh sardines. Marinated sardines are perfect with grilled crusty bread as a light lunch or starter. Health-wise Sardines have a higher concentrations of Omega-3, Vitamin D and have less Mercury concentration than other larger fish, so I'll be adding them to my cooking repertoire based on both taste and health benefits.

    Recipe by: LittleGreenBookFoodBlog

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    Fresh sardines are fried to a crispy golden brown, and drizzled with a garlic and white wine vinaigrette then topped off with a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves. Serve this starter with a good white wine.

    Recipe by: salvatore

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    Cooking fish – traditionally by frying – and then submerging it in a ‘souse’ is a very tasty way to prepare it, and was once a means of preserving. Here sardines are grilled and marinated, then served on a Moroccan-spiced couscous, chickpea and pepper salad. It is a perfect prepare-ahead dish for summer entertaining.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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    The kids love this dish. It's a quick meal that's healthy, filling and perfect for after school or lunch. The sardines add loads of flavour, are ready to eat, and give you your fix of oily fish. Enjoy!

    Recipe by: schwana

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    A nice lunch or light supper for two. Fresh sardines or mackerel are pan fried and served in a Japanese-style ginger sake sauce.

    Recipe by: madhatter

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    This dip is ideal for a starter: the prep is simple and quick, and it's economical. Just because it's budget, however, doesn't mean it won't bring a gourmet touch to your party.

    Recipe by: Orly

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