Sard in saor (Sweet and sour sardines)


Sard in saor (Sweet and sour sardines)


  • 1⁄2 cup white wine
  • 1⁄4 cup raisins
  • 2 lb. sardines, cleaned
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, sliced thin
  • 1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1⁄4 cup pine nuts


Combine wine and raisins in a bowl. Soak for 30 minutes; drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, heat broiler to high. Season sardines with salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Broil, until cooked, about 2 minutes; cool.

Heat oil in a 4-qt. pan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until browned, 10–12 minutes. Add vinegar, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until soft, 6–8 minutes. Stir in raisins, nuts, and salt and pepper; let cool. Place half the sardines on bottom of an 8″ x 8″ dish; cover with half the onion. Place remaining sardines on top; cover with onion. Marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours.


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