Grilled sardines


12 small sardines

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp dried crushed chillies

1 tsp dried oregano

Sea salt

Lemon wedges to serve


1. Make 2-3 shallow slashes on both sides of each sardine and set aside in a shallow dish.

2. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, crushed chillies and oregano in a bowl and pour over the sardines. Leave to marinate for at least 30 mins. and if possible up to 12 hrs.

3. Pre-heat the barbecue or a griddle pan until hot and cook the sardines for 3-4 mins. on each side or until opaque and crispy on the outside. Serve sprinkled with sea salt and with lemon wedges on the side.

This recipe is from a book called 100 Great Tapas by Pippa Cuthbert, published by Cassell ISBN-10: 1 84403 533 6.

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