I have been slightly obsessed with trying to get my hands on some fresh sardines for the last ~5 months or so.
“WHY?!?” you might ask as do most people who hear of my quest. Well, it has to do with my interest in simple foods, low-environmental impact, and local foods. Mostly, I got hooked by reading this blog and being inspired a bit by his approach to food which mostly matched my growing sense of food preparation that was so compatible with growing my own tasty food.
Well, I finally came across some at Whole Foods yesterday. They only get them once every couple of months and there is no set schedule. Here they are awaiting their fate:
Here they are awaiting their final fate:
So, after all this waiting, how were they? Well, they tasted a lot like trout. They had a slightly stronger flavor. As for preparation, I simply dredged them in thyme & flour and sauteed in hot oil with scattered sea salt. I need to bone them next time as well. I actually need to work a bit on their preparation beforehand. However, it was a great first attempt, and of course they “paired” quite nicely with a cold Fat Tire.
My approach needs some work before I will convince Maggie to give them a go. :)