How to Clean and Fillet Sardines

byJudy Haubert| PUBLISHED Apr 2, 2014 9:51 PM
How to Clean and Fillet Sardines
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To make the recipe for cured sardines from chef Mary Sue Milliken, you can ask your fishmonger to clean and bone the fish for you, or you can fillet them yourself by following these simple steps. When buying fresh sardines, look for fish with a blue-black iridescent sheen, a silver sparkle, and bright eyes, and be sure to use them within one to two days of purchase.