What Are Sardines?
Since sardine meatballs are made from sardine, it is important to know the health benefits of its sauce “the sardine”.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in sardines. Sardines are frequently served in cans, but they can also be eaten fresh, grilled, pickled, or smoked.
Sardines are also a good source of calcium since they are eaten whole, with each serving supplying roughly a third of the amount needed by the average person. Vitamin D is also important in this process because it helps your body absorb calcium. Vitamin D content in sardines is significantly higher than calcium content.
How To Make Sardine Meatballs
While you prepare to make your Sardine Meatballs, note that one favorite way to enjoy fresh sardines, which are inexpensive and plentiful in Morocco, is to make Moroccan Sardine Balls in Tomato Sauce.
Moroccan fish balls are almost identical to meatballs made of beef, lamb, or chicken in terms of seasoning. Minced sardines or whiting are traditionally combined with salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin, as well as chopped cilantro and parsley.
- 1 4 ounce cannned sardines. drained
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsps dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 tsp ground paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 1/4 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 14.5 ounce canned diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsps 2 tablespoons ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- Place sardines in a food processor; puree until smooth.
- Add eggs, bread crumbs, paprika, turmeric, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
- Pause briefly until well-combined.
- Shape mixture into small balls.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes, coriander, and cumin.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer sauce until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.
- Stir in meatballs and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.