Have you ever seen the 2-pound bag of frozen whole sardines in the freezer at the supermarket? There are approximately 8 medium sized frozen fish complete with the head and tail in a single bag. So, I took a chance. I like eating sardines as a snack, but I’m not a fan of fish in a can. That goes for tuna too. This recipe is simple and packed with nutrients.

Try fresh sardines and you will never go back to the canned version. First, steam the sardines and let them cool. Give them a quick rinse under cold water and the flakey scales will easily come off. The fillets will easily pull away from the bone and you can discard the head, tail, and bones. In a shallow dish, arrange the sardines with fresh parsley, chopped garlic, lemon and extra virgin olive oil.

As for the health benefits, sardines are packed with amino acids, Vitamin D, calcium and antioxidant properties. Sardines also contain Omega-3 fats, which reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. There are lots of other health benefits which you can read about at the Home Natural Cures site. So don’t be afraid to try this fresh alternative. You won’t be disappointed.

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