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How to make Portuguese grilled sardines with salad.
Preparation time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
35 min
Ready In:
55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Grilled Sardines Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Grilled Sardines Recipe

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Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Wed, Feb 17, 2016, 02:05
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2 large potatoes, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces1 tablespoon hot smoked paprika1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil2 tomatoes, roughly chopped1 red onion, halved, thinly slicedHandful of coriander sprigs1 teaspoon lemon juice8-12 fresh sardines1 lemon, quartered
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    • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cook the potatoes in a pan of simmering salted water for 8-10 minutes until almost tender, then drain well.

    • Toss potatoes with paprika and 1 tablespoon oil. Season and spread on a large lined baking tray, then roast for 20 minutes or until golden.

    • When the potatoes are done, toss in the tomatoes, onion, coriander, lemon juice and olives oil. Season with salt and pepper.

    • Increase the chargrill pan or barbecue heat to high. Brush the sardines and the grill with a little olive oil to help prevent sticking. Sprinkle the sardines with 1 teaspoon sea salt – the soft-flaked variety is best – then cook the sardines for 2-3 minutes each side until the skin is scorched and bubbling.

    • Divide the sardines among plates, then top with the salad and serve with lemon.

    • Enjoy!

    • Recipe & Photo Credit: Jill Dupleix, food writer


    (Leave a comment.)
    Clare Doty
    Clare Doty - 2021-07-31 15:17:39
    How do you get rid of the fishy smell in Sardines?

    If you cook the sardines indoors, heat a small pot over medium heat with water, a teaspoon of cinnamon and the peel from one orange, once it comes to a boil, turn the heat down and just let it simmer, that should help.
    2 Months ago, Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 22:28:43 (+0) (-0)
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