Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Angharad Bailey
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 4

Fresh sardines are simply sublime here, and relatively inexpensive (we found them for $12 per pound). If they are too hard to come by, substitute 2 (4.25-ounce) cans of oil-packed sardine fillets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine potatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, and 3/8 teaspoon salt on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; toss well to coat. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Stir potatoes; bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Combine 2 tablespoons oil, juice, shallots, paprika, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add hot potatoes to bowl; toss to coat.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pat sardines dry with paper towels; sprinkle with remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sardines to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and done.

Step 4

Arrange about 1 1/2 cups arugula on each of 4 plates. Remove potatoes from dressing with a slotted spoon; arrange about 3/4 cup potatoes on each serving. Drizzle remaining dressing over salads; top each with 2 sardines. Serve with lemon wedges; sprinkle with pepper.

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Ratings & Reviews

skspillman's Review

October 22, 2012
I made this to take to work for lunch this week. I used canned sardines as well. I love smoked paprika, and I thought this was delicious.

pinktigerlily's Review

September 25, 2012
I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was really good! I also used canned sardines.

mpusto's Review

August 28, 2012
My husband I had this for dinner last week. It was so good! We couldn't find fresh sardines so we got some Spanish ones packed in oil. Not cheap but definitely worth it. We spent our honeymoon in Portugal and this captured the flavors and memories of our trip.