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Sensational Salt-bath Sardines

Sensational Salt-bath Sardines

Sardines and mackerel are two of the very best BBQ fish, although my personal favourite is the sardine! Encased in sea-salt, quickly grilled, (guts-in) then drizzled with a strong green extra virgin olive oil with a hearty squeeze of limes, simply sublime!

  • Serving Size4 (as a starter)

    What you need

    • 12 large sardines
    • 1 pack of coarse sea salt
    • 25 ml EV olive oil
    • Juice of 2 limes
    • Sea salt & rainbow peppercorn to taste

    What you do

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    Wash the sardines and gut or not (adds flavour) Sprinkle a good layer of sea salt on foil and place sardines on top, then sprinkle more salt over, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove sardines from fridge, brush off most of the salt and place on a fish grill tray Mix oil and juice of ½ lime and brush over the fish Grill on high heat on grill tray, about 4-5 minutes per side, baste with oil & lime juice. Serve with remaining oil & lime juice, season with sea salt & rainbow peppercorn.

    Wine-paring

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    La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2022 (12.5% ABV)

    Elegant pale yellow-green in colour, with fresh aromas of crisp green apple, pears, citrus and wild verbena, with a fine balance between freshness, acidity and a touch of bitterness. A mélange of Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Ugni blanc and Vermentino. Ideal as an aperitif or paired with a starter, picnic or cold buffet.