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Welcome to the Yourcounty Grilled Sardine Recipe. Although this is a website that focusses on English recipes in general and Kentish food in particular a significant portion of our audience comes from outside the UK. Definitions about what a sardine (or indeed a pilchard) may be vary from country to country, as far as our recipe is concerned by sardine we follow the UK's fishing authority definitions of it being a young pilchard less than 6 inches long. As we've already mentioned sardine is something of a generic term, it was coined by the English to refer to a range of small fish that were found in plentiful supplies in the seas around the island of Sardinia at the end of the fourteenth century. If you're searching for inspiration for more dishes try the Recipe Directory.
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We should point out that in common with all fish recipes take sensible precautions with the bones, if you are eating fish assume that their will be fish bones in the fish.
The sardines need to be bathed in the marinade for at least an hour, take them from the marinade, grill and eat immediately. Char grilled peppers and couscous are a great accompaniment to this dish. Can't be bothered with the marinade? simply brush a little olive oil on both sides of the fish then grill, they'll still be simply delicious. Sardines can vary in size so adjust you cooking time accordingly.
Sardine Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 12 Minutes
Ingredients: Serves 4
600g fresh sardines or if you prefer mackerel, cleaned and heads removed
1 finely chopped shallot
A splash of olive oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
Juice and rind of 1/2 lemon
Juice and rind of 1/2 lime
1 sprig fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp of poppy seeds
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