Barbecued sardines with rocket and lemon salsa Recipe

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serves:

6

Skill:

easy

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 365 kCal 18%
Fat 22g 31%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%

Triple tested: Pretend you’re in the Med with the fabulous taste of fresh sardines livened up with rocket and lemon. Brought to you by Essentials magazine

Ingredients

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  • 12 fresh sardines, cleaned and kept whole
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, to garnish
  • For the salsa
  • Zest of 2 lemons, juice of 1
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves only
  • Small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 50g wild rocket, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced

Method

  • Season the sardines and brush with 1tbsp oil. Barbecue for 2-3 mins on each side depending on size, until cooked.

  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together all the salsa ingredients and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Transfer the sardines to a warm platter, spoon over the salsa and serve immediately
    with the lemon wedges.

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