Moroccan Baked Whole Sardines

10 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 591; Fat 32g; Carbs 0g; Protein 71g
Selecting sardines at the fish market is a good idea for a number of reasons. They’re nutritious and delicious! Sardines are a healthy meal because they're rich in vitamin B, omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D.
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  • 2 pounds gutted and descaled whole sardines
  • 1/4 cup rock salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • Garnishes: fresh lemon wedges and cumin


  • Put the sardines in a very large bowl. Sprinkle sea salt over the sardines. Drizzle with oil. Toss to coat.

  • Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Place the sardines, back-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with a little of the juice from the bowl.

  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the flesh has flakes easily with a fork. Note: Cooking time may vary depending on your oven.

  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle with ground pepper.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with lemon wedges and cumin as garnish.

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