The sardine is a small commercial fish. The name may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. In the same Mediterranean Sea, sardines are mainly caught. In cooking, a very popular fish. Broths, soups, sandwiches, salads, cutlets, pates are prepared from sardines. Sardines are also smoked, fried, stewed, baked, boiled, grilled, deep-fried, in the oven and steamed, stuffed.