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These tasty and crispy grilled sardines (sardinhas grelhadas) are ready in just 20 minutes. You can grill them on a griddle or on a BBQ.
Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe
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Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe

Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe

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2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve3 cloves of garlic, sliced1 tablespoon of smoked sweet paprika, plus extra to serve1/2 lemon, zested and wedged to serve4 sprigs of rosemary, leaves stripped and bruised1 red chili pepper, deseeded and finely chopped8 sardines, gutted
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    1. Put all of the ingredients, except the sardines, into a bowl and mix it all together.
    2. Pour into a baking dish, add the sardines and toss really well.
    3. Cover and let it chill for a few hours.
    4. Heat a BBQ or a griddle pan until hot.
    5. Cook the sardines for 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are really caramelised and charred.
    6. Put onto a serving plate, drizzle with oil and squeeze the lemon wedges over them.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: olivemagazine.com


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