Venetian Sweet & Sour Sardines

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa


  • whole fresh sardines, gutted
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped shallots
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped fresh garlic
  • sprig rosemary
  • 1/4 Cup  honey
  • 1/4 Cup  red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup  olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup  pine nuts
  • 1/4 Cup  raisins



Season the whole, gutted sardines with salt and pepper. Toss the seasoned sardines in the flour. Heat a large skillet over medium flame for 2-3 minutes. Add the olive oil. Heat 20-30 seconds. Add the floured sardines to the pan and brown evenly on each side, slowly turning down the flame as you go. Turn off the flame, remove the sardines, and pour off the oil into a can or other safe container.

Place the skillet back on the stove. Turn the flame to medium. Add the shallots and garlic and cook 30-45 seconds, moving them around with a wooden spoon. Add the sardines back to the pan. Add the honey and the rosemary and simmer until the honey reduces. Add the vinegar and again allow it to reduce, about 5 minutes. Toss the sardines to make sure they are evenly coated in the honey and vinegar mixture, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the sardines and allow them to cool a bit. Serve warm or room temperature. 


Calories per serving:

564 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 144g 221%
  • Carbs 208g 69%
  • Saturated 18g 92%
  • Fiber 8g 30%
  • Sugars 96g
  • Monounsaturated 89g
  • Polyunsaturated 28g
  • Protein 44g 87%
  • Cholesterol 136mg 45%
  • Sodium 317mg 13%
  • Calcium 456mg 46%
  • Magnesium 176mg 44%
  • Potassium 1,195mg 34%
  • Iron 13mg 73%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 872mg 125%
  • Vitamin A 38µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 11%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 83%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 60%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 72%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 25%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 263µg 66%
  • Vitamin B12 9µg 143%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 21mg 105%
  • Vitamin K 88µg 110%
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