Add the flour, 1 tablespoon salt, and the Essence to a shallow sided platter. Stir to combine. Reserve.
Heat at 12-inch nonstick saute pan over medium high heat. Add 4 tablespoons of the olive oil.
the sardines in the seasoned flour, then add directly to the hot oil. Cook for 4 minutes per side, or until just cooked through, then transfer to a serving platter.
In the same pan heat the remaining olive oil
then add the shallot
, garlic, crushed red pepper
, black pepper, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, parsley, cilantro
, and lemon juice
. Toss until the herbs
are wilted and pour the entire mixture over the sardines
. Serve immediately.