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Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!

Venetian Sarde in Saor

Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance then!
Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories per serving 328 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh sardines
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar (120 ml)
  • ¼ cup water (60 ml)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Peel and trim the onion. Slice it up finely and transfer to a saucepan. Pour in the vinegar and water.
  2. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  3. Place it over medium-high heat until boiling. Then let the vinegar reduce at least by half. Season with a little pepper and salt to taste. Keep the onions crunchy!
  4. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  5. Then remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the raisins. Let the onions rest until cooled down.
  6. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  7. In the meantime clean the fresh sardines thoroughly. Rinse them under cold running tap water. Pat them dry with some kitchen paper. Pour the plain flour on a plate. Season with a dash of pepper and salt. Then lightly coat the cleaned sardines with the flour. Shake off any excess flour.
  8. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  9. Pour a little olive oil in a non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat until hot. Add the floured sardines skin side down.
  10. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  11. Brown the sardines in the hot oil on both sides for 2 minutes. They should be golden and crunchy.
  12. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  13. Then take the pan off the heat. Put a layer of vinegary onions in a baking dish. Top with half of the sardines.
  14. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  15. Cover with another layer of onions and sardines again. Finish with the remaining onions.
  16. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!
  17. Let the sardines rest at room temperature for at least 5 hours until fully marinated. Serve cold.
  18. Venetian sarde in saor: a sweet and sour sardine recipe with vinegar pickled onions, raisins and pine nuts... Lovely lunch idea to make a day in advance!