Breaded Sardine Fillets with Spicy Remoulade Sauce

Chad Jacobsen All Recipes, General, Seafood Recipes

BREADED SARDINE FILLETS WITH SPICY REMOULADE SAUCE

Makes 4-6 Servings
wine WINE PAIRING
Vinho Verde or Albarino

Count us among those who adore these full-flavored, good-for-you little fish, especially when they are breaded and fried with a side of spicy remoulade sauce.

INGREDIENTS
  • REMOULADE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp parsley, minced
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp capers, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS

1

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the remoulade and set aside.
2

Prepare the fish. Set up a three-step breading station with separate shallow bowls for the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs Season all three with salt and pepper.
3

Working with one fillet at a time, dredge each in the flour, shaking off excess, then submerge in beaten egg, shaking off any excess, and finally coat in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.
4

Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer or heavy skillet. Fry fillets in batches, about 7-9 minutes each, until you hit the darker side of golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
5

Serve with spicy remoulade for dipping.