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Catholic Recipe: Deviled Sardines


  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) sardines
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 large scallop or clam shells
  • lemon wedges or chopped chives


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+



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Individual servings of this deviled sardines are in large scallop or clam shells for a beautiful presentation.


Remove skin and center bones from sardines, if necessary. Drain; mash gently with fork. Cream butter or margarine; add mustard, basil, celery seed, and Worcestershire sauce; blend well; add bread crumbs and sardines. Fill scallop or clam shells with this mixture; arrange in shallow baking dish; place in preheated hot broiling compartment (400┬░) 3 inches below heat; broil 4 minutes or until golden brown. Serve piping hot with lemon wedges or chopped chives. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965