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Sardines with Coriander and Lime 

 

HT  BBQ  HD  20mins plus Marinating

 

 

Serves 4    Hot    Fish  Herbs  Fruit   Hors d’oeuvre   Starter    Appetizer  Barbecue     Healthy Eating    Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Eggless

 

 

Ingredients

8 small Sardines, cleaned and gutted

Salt

The  grated Zest and Juice of 1 Lime

1 Lime, thinly sliced

1 Green Chilli, thinly sliced

100g/4oz Freshly chopped Coriander

Olive oil for brushing

 

Instructions

 

1. Season the insides of the fish with salt then make 2-3 shallow diagonal cuts on both sides of each fish.   

 

2. In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, zest and sliced chilli then rub this mixture into the fish, both inside and out.   

 

3. Place the fish in a shallow dish then scatter the coriander over the top and cover with the slices of lime. Refrigerate and leave to marinate for one hour.   

 

4. Remove the fish from the dish and brush liberally with olive oil. Place oiled side down on an oiled hinged wire fish basket * and cook over medium coals for 3-4 minutes.     

 

5. Brush the other side of the fish with olive oil, turn and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately.          

 

*  If you don't have a wire fish grill, use 2 long skewers to impale all the fish together, one skewer going through the fish just below the heads, the other going through the fish just above the tails.

 

 

Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Mixing Bowl

Shallow dish

Basting brush

Wire fish basket

 

Key techniques required to make this Recipe

Marinate - To soak foods in a marinade to enhance the flavour. It also sometimes has the effect of tenderising foods such as meat.

 

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