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My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!

Easy Bacon Sardines & Sauce Gribiche

My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 725 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 large fresh sardines
  • 4 thin slices salted bacon
  • 1 tbsp capers in brine chopped finely
  • 2 small pickled gherkins chopped finely
  • ½ tsp strong mustard
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh tarragon chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Clean the sardines if necessary: see here how.
  2. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  3. Once cleaned, rinse the sardines well and then pat them dry with some kitchen paper. Place them upside down on a clean chopping board and sprinkle with some pepper, salt and dried herbs.

  4. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  5. Slice the bacon strips in half, then fold them up a bit until it fits in the sardines bellies. Place the sardines in a baking dish and sprinkle with olive oil.

  6. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  7. Roast the sardines in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 15 minutes. In the meantime chop the hard-boiled egg finely and then add it to a bowl or large cup.
  8. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  9. Add the chopped capers and gherkins. Also add ¼ cup (60 ml) of olive oil, the mustard and the lemon juice.
  10. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  11. Then add the freshly chopped tarragon and parsley.
  12. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  13. Season with some pepper and salt. Stir the egg sauce well.
  14. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!
  15. Remove the sardines from the hot oven. You can serve them hot or cold. Then transfer the sardines onto plates and drizzle with the gribiche sauce. Serve.
  16. My roasted easy bacon sardines topped with a crumbly egg gribiche sauce… What a great fish lunch with a classic French twist!