Roasted Artichoke and Sardines with Capers and Herbs

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My Roasted Artichoke and Sardines with Capers and Herbs was a staple in my Nana’s house during the week. She would just put it out on the table as a snack. It was a great way for us to sit down together and talk for a few minutes!

My nana made this with fresh artichokes – She steamed them first the cut them up but now that we have handy cans this appetizer is super fast!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12-14 fresh sardines, cleaned and scaled
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oregano, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 can artichokes, quartered and drained
  • 1 lemon, juiced (2 tablespoons )
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

  2. In a large ovenproof sauté pan over high heat.  Add oil to the pan.

  3. Season the sardines lightly with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip the sardines and add the garlic, olives, parsley, oregano, capers, chiles and lemon zest.

  4. Drain the artichokes and pat dry. Place in a bowl and pour in lemon juice and toss.

  5. Add artichokes to the pan then place in the oven and roast the sardines and artichokes for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

  6. In a platter add arugula then top with roasted artichokes and sardines with capers and herbs from the pan.


    Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and enjoy!

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