Grilled sardines

Grilled sardines

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 450g/1 lb sardines
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon

Method

  1. Clean the sardines: hold the fish in your left hand (if right-handed) with the head facing away and the stomach pointing upwards. Using a sharp knife, pierce the anal vent and cut away from yourself up to the chin. Remove the innards with your finger then wash briefly under a running tap. Pat dry.
  2. Brush each sardine (and the grilling surface - to prevent sticking) with olive oil and cook for just a few minutes each side under a hot grill. Serve with half a lemon.

Variations

  • Herbs which go well with sardines include rosemary, coriander, tarragon and basil. Sprinkle over the fish before grilling. Or you could spice things up with chilli, paprika or Tabasco sauce.

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