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This Portuguese sardine stew recipe (molho de sardinhas) makes a mouth watering, delicious meal, served with boiled potatoes.
Preparation time:
2 h 10 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
2 h 30 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Sardine Stew Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Sardine Stew Recipe

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Posted in: Soup Recipes
Sat, Aug 26, 2017
4 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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1 kg of sardines1 large onion (chopped)4 cloves of garlic (sliced)2 bay leaves1 peri peri pepper3 very ripe tomatoes (skinned and chopped)1 teaspoon of sweet chili1/2 of a red pepper (chopped)200 ml of white wine1 bunch of parsley (chopped)150 ml of olive oilOregano (to taste)Mint leaves (to taste)Salt (to taste)White pepper (to taste) * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  • Clean the scales, remove the guts and heads of the sardines, place them in a bowl with coarse salt and let it sit for about 2 hours.
  • In a pot, place the olive oil and the chopped onion,  add the sardines on top (after rinsing them in cold water). Add the tomatoes, the garlic, bay leaves, peri-peri  pepper,  parsley, mint leaves, oregano, sweet chilli and red pepper.
  • Drizzle with the white wine. 
  • Season with salt and white pepper.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat.
  • When cooked, uncover the pan and let it sit for about 5 minutes. 
  • Serve it hot accompanied with boiled potatoes.
  • Enjoy!
Recipe & Photo Credit: Julieta Venâncio, RECEITAS DE CULINÁRIA
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