Roasted Sardines Recipe with breadcrumbs

One of the things I absolutely want to eat when back in Italy is sardines.

They taste of the sea and they are one of the oily fish which contain stacks of omega 3.  Also they are quite cheap and if they are fresh they are divine.

There are lots of recipes with sardines. I like them fried but also done in the oven and with very little effort and mess. The way I usually do them is like this:

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes


  • fresh sardines – 1 Kg
  • breadcrumbs
  • olive oil
  • salt – optional


This is very simple:

Gut the sardines and rinse under the tap

Lay them in a colander to drain the excess water

On a baking tray covered with baking paper sprinkle some breadcrumbs and lay the sardines on it.

Sprinkle with a little salt, breadcrumbs and olive oil

Cook for 30 minutes at 200C or 390F.

Enjoy them with some fresh salad.


27 thoughts on “Roasted Sardines Recipe with breadcrumbs

  1. That looks so rustic and delicious – and I'm so jealous that you're able to enjoy fresh sardines! I don't think I've ever had the fresh variety, just the canned. Which are so sad and so far from fresh fish 😉


  2. Alida, what a nice post! I love sardines not only when in Italy! I've noticed the smaller the fish, the flavor is better.


  3. Beautiful. It´s been a while since I don´t prepare them because I know it takes time to clean them. I invite you to read the recipe of preserve of fresh anchovies in my blog, if you are patient to clean them….. I suppose the same recipe applies to sardines. Un beso,


  4. Puliti perfettamente, allineati e infornati…ricetta saporitissima e gustosa. Anche io li adoro. Un abbraccio ciao.


  5. Alida, I just wanted to drop by and let you know today I nominated your blog for a Happy Blogger Award that was previously bestowed on me because your blog always seems to make me smile. Thanks for the smiles and details are in my post for today…


  6. So benissimo quanto faccia bene il pesce azzurro, ed anche per questo che lo compro spesso!Queste sardine sono così buone che mi vien voglia di mangiarle anche crude!Ottime così preparate! Ciao


  7. So nice! I love your simplicity which of course is the essence of true Italian cooking. Like your bruschetta..I have always wanted to make it the proper way. Thanks for such a truly great blog.


  8. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.


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