Ripe tomatoes and fresh lemongrass bring new heights of flavor to these baked sardines. Serve on toast for an easy and elegant appetizer! A white wine from Côtes de Bordeaux is ideal to play off the flavors of the fish.
Traditional pairing: Pair with a fruity and mellow Bordeaux dry white from Côtes de Bordeaux.
Non-traditional paring: Select a fruity and mellow Bordeaux sweet white from Côtes de Bordeaux.
Place the sardines in a baking dish (only one layer).
Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, turning over after 5 minutes.
Combine the tomatoes, lemongrass (cut in two lengthwise), garlic, thyme, and salt and pepper. Pour into an oiled pan.
Simmer 15 minutes over medium heat.
On the slices of toasted bread, place a layer of tomatoes after having removed the stalks of lemongrass.
Top with a layer of sardines.