Zesty Caribbean Pan Fried Sardines Recipe

Caribbean pan-fried sardines is a homemade dish that is full of versatility. It can be served as a side dish. It goes well together with peas and rice for lunch or dinner meals. It can also serve as a snack. You may want to bookmark this recipe for easier reference.


• 1 lb Sardines
• 1 clove garlic
• 1 shallot
• 1 tbsp parsley
• 2 sprigs thyme
• 2 scallions
• 3 leaves shado beni or cilantro
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1/2 lemon juice
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
• 1/4 scotch bonnet pepper
• Pinch of black pepper to taste
• Vegetable oil


For the marinate:

Put all the ingredients – garlic, shallot, parsley, thyme, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, and cilantro – into a food processor or blender.
Add seasonings – salt and black pepper.
Squeeze lime juice.
Blend or process into a paste.

In a bowl, place the sardines fish and the blended marinade paste.
Mix well.
Place in the fridge for 2 hours.

For frying the fish:

Prepare flour and curry powder.
Coat the marinated sardines fish.
Set a wide frying pan over medium-high heat.
Pour 1 1/2 cup of vegetable oil for deep frying.
Place the sardines in the pan.
Fry the sardines for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Transfer to a plate and serve.

Tips and ideas:

You can serve with sliced cucumber on the side.

You can also serve with pepper sauce as a dip.

Zesty Caribbean Pan Fried Sardines Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVEzcVN-jc

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