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Baked Sardines in White Wine Tomato Sauce with Garlicky Baguette Crostini.

Sardines are sustainably caught with a mild flavor and they are a great way to eat lower on the food chain. Sardines are considered a Superfood as they are low in calories and high in nutrients such as Calcium, Vitamin D, B12, Iron, Omega-3 fatty acids and more!


2 cans @wildplanetfoods Wild Sardines (lightly smoked) in extra virgin olive oil


8 oz cherry/grape tomatoes


1/4 red onion, thinly sliced


1/4 cup Kalamata olives


1 tbs capers


10 garlic confit cloves


3 tbs garlic confit oil


1/4 cup white wine


1/2 tsp Italian seasoning


1/2 lemon, juiced+ zested


1 tbs parsley, for serving



For the garlic confit: (note: you won’t use it all for one recipe)


2 garlic heads


1/2 cup olive oil


1/2 tsp salt


2 thyme sprigs


1 rosemary spring


A scrunch of black pepper



Baguette crostini


1 Demi Baguette


2 tbs olive oil


1 tsp salt


Black pepper


1 garlic clove, for rubbing



Method:


1. Preheat oven to 350 F;


2. Peel and add garlic cloves to a small pot, along with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary; roast for about an hour and a half; (you can prepare this ahead of time and cook garlic confit along another meal on the oven);


3. Preheat oven to 450;


4. Add tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, capers, garlic confit, garlic oil, white wine, Italian season, lemon zest + juice to a skillet/pan and roast for about 20 minutes; then add sardines on top on broil for about 5 minutes;


5. Season baguette crostini with olive oil, salt and pepper and toast on a pan or a griddle; then rub with a garlic clove;


6. Serve atop crostini or simply dip in and enjoy, the sauce is so full of flavor!



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