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
Take a look at how sarde a beccafico is traditionally made in this clip, and see the step-by-step recipe below:
Wash and split the sardines in two, leaving the fillets attached by the tail.
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.
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.