Grilled Lime and Fennel Sardines

Prep time: 10-12 minutes + 1 hour marinating Cooking time: 6 minutes Serves: 4-6 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

Check out this fantastic light sardine dish great for the grill or barbecue.

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The method

  1. Rinse the sardines under cold water, place in a shallow non-metallic bowl and season.
  2. Mix together the garlic, fennel, oil, zest and juice of the limes and thyme leaves. Rub the marinade over the sardines, cover and marinate for at least and hour.
  3. Preheat the barbecue or grill.
  4. Barbecue or grill the sardines for 3 minutes on each side, turning once. The skin of the sardines should be brown and crispy.

Cook’s tip

Serve the sardines with roasted tomatoes and plenty of crusty bread.