Sardines Stuffed with Ricotta
(Lorlu Sardalya Dolması - Istanbul)
Large size Sardines, butterfly fillets
Green onion, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil
Mix all the filling ingredients. Season the fillets with salt and pepper and place them on an oven-proof dish with the skin side down. Spread some of the stuffing on each sardine and then cover with another sardine (as seen on the picture). Sprinkle some bread crumbs, place lemon slices and drizzle some olive oil over them.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Cook for about 20 minutes on the middle rack. Serve the “Sardines Stuffed with Ricotta” with Arugula Salad by the side:)