Sarde a beccafico

Sarde a Beccafico (Sicilian Stuffed Sardines)

'Sarde a beccafico' is a typical second course in Sicilian cuisine: butterflied sardines, stuffed with a mix of breadcrumbs, pine nuts, raisins and herbs, with a hint of orange. Here's an easy recipe to prepare this tasty Sicilian classic.

17 March, 2021
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serves for

4

ingredients

Sardines
12
Breadcrumbs
200 g
Parsley
To taste
Pine Nuts
50 g
Raisins
50 g
Salt
to taste
Black Pepper
To taste
Oranges
1

Take a look at how sarde a beccafico is traditionally made in this clip, and see the step-by-step recipe below:

 

Step 01

Wash and split the sardines in two, leaving the fillets attached by the tail.

Step 02

Toast the breadcrumbs in a pan, then remove from the heat and add plenty of chopped parsley, pine nuts, raisins, salt, ground black pepper and the juice of one orange.

 

Step 03

Arrange a little of the mixture on each of the sardine fillets, roll them up and arrange them in an oven-proof pan.

Bake at 180 °C for 15 minutes.

Serve.