Fresh sardines are flavorful and firm-fleshed, and quite a differnt in taste and consistency from those canned in oil. They are exellent simply grilled and served with lemon.
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
- 2 lb very fresh sardines, glutted and with heads removed
- olive oil, for brushing
- black pepper, freshly ground
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, to serve
- lemon wedges, to garnish
Preheat the grill. Rinse the sardines in water. Pat dry with paper towels.
Brush the sardines lightly with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place the sardines in one layer on the grill pan. Grill for about 3-4 minutes.
Turn, and cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until skin begins to brown. Serve immediately, sprinked with parsley and garnished with lemon wedges.