Espeto de sardinas: one of the tastiest dishes in Malaga.

One of the main and most emblematic typical dishes of the gastronomy of Malagais the espeto de sardinas. Unlike other recipes, this one is made by placing or "spitting" the sardines, about 7 or 8 of them, onto the embers on thin sticks, which are essential for cooking with firewood on the sand of the beach.

This is undoubtedly a very appetising meal for the vast majority of people in Malaga and here we will tell you more about it. benefits of sardine skewers.

Espeto de sardinas: a dish with multiple nutritional benefits

Healthy fats

The sardine is a type of blue fish which provides us with a valuable omega 3 content, a fatty acid that is of vital importance for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. At the same time, this nutrient helps to increase blood flow. This reduces the risk of thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

High vitamin value

The espeto de sardinas is one of the traditional dishes of Malaga with the highest nutritional value. In fact, in addition to healthy fats, it contains several B vitamins, such as B1, B3 and B12.

They are involved in a number of extremely valuable functions in our bodies. For example, in the synthesis of sex hormones, in the production of red blood cells, in the formation of genetic material, etc.

In addition, sardines also provide us with vitamin AIt is an essential nutrient for our skin, defence system, vision and tissue repair. On the other hand, this food also contains vitamin D, thus favouring our bone system.

Espeto de sardinas in Malaga

Typical espetos de sardinas on the coast of Málaga

A food rich in minerals

In relation to minerals, the sardines iodine, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and magnesium. The iodine is crucial for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. The iron is essential for the production of haemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to all the cells in our body. On the other hand, the phosphorus is part of our teeth and bones, and at the same time plays an important role in various functions of the nervous and muscular system.

As for the potassiumThis mineral is involved in the process of muscle contraction. It also contributes to the transport of nutrients to the cells and the expulsion of waste products.


In short, we can say that sardine espeto is a tasty, nutritious and healthy option. If you want to buy sardines to be able to cook this delicious food and enjoy its benefits, do not hesitate to visit our online shop or go to any of the our frozen and fresh food shops in the province of Malaga.

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Pescados y Congelados Guerrero

A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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