After all the fish recipes that were recently completed, I am sure that most of the
Doristas were not looking forward to making this dish containing fresh sardines.
Surprisingly, Jim loves sardines and I really wanted to make them for him.
Unfortunately I had to use Dorie's bonne idée and go with the
shrimp version since we could not find the sardines anywhere.
The preparation was simple (with the shrimp version) - slicing the
vegetables was a bit time consuming but it all came together in about an hour.
I covered it and left it overnight in the refrigerator so the flavors would blend together.
Eating this dish when it is chilled is definitely the way to go and we both loved it.Per Tricia~
I am not a big fish fan and did not hold out a lot of hope for loving the fresh
sardines, but I have to admit I did want to actually try them. That has been half
the fun of this cooking adventure. Try new ingredients, try old ingredient new
ways, and surprise yourself. Or on some occasions, confirm your suspicions :)
I could not believe it was this difficult to find fresh sardines. I called many fish
mongers, even becoming a bit more interested as the doors continued to slam.
I ended the hunt with the call to the fish store about 45 minutes away and considered
that the wake up call. A few told me they only get fresh ones in certain seasons.
I had know idea.
The good news however is that this recipe was simply lovely with the shrimp
substitute. My husband and I both enjoyed it and I would not hesitate to
make it again. In sardine season.....
Happy French Friday ~