Moroccan Sardines with Charmoula

This recipe is very popular in Morocco. Many street vendors and restaurants list Sardines in their menus especially during summer time. Charmoula is a traditional Moroccan marinade that goes very well with fish. It is absolutely delicious.

Yield: 2
Collections: African Fish Moroccan

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Moroccan Sardines with Charmoula Recipe

  • 6 fresh sardines, double filleted or "butterflied"
  • 2 cups flour, for dredging
  • oil for frying
  • Charmoula Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
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Preparation Instructions

1- Prepare the Charmoula by mixing all the ingredients of the Charmoula together.
2- Place one sardine fillet skin-side down and spread the surface with charmoula. Cover with another sardine fillet, skin-side up.
3- On high heat, pour the oil into your pan and let it heat up for 5 minutes. When the oil is hot, reduce the heat. Dredge the stuffed fillets with flour on both sides and fry them in the oil for 5 minutes on each side.
4- Use paper towel to drain the excess oil from the fillets.
Serving: Serve the sardine fillets immediately. Squeeze some lemon juice on the fillets for additional flavor.

Yield: 2
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