Embrace the Mediterranean diet and fill your dinner plate with delicious fresh fish.
By Healthy Diet
12 fresh sardines, gutted and cleaned
2 lemons, halved
4 tbsp olive oil
240g mixed leaf salad
1 large red onion, sliced
4 tbsp pitted green olives, sliced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ red chilli flakes
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
75ml extra virgin olive oil
Preheat a grill to a moderately hot temperature. Brush the sardines and lemon halves with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Once the grill is ready, brush with a little olive oil.
Lay the sardines and lemon halves on the grill, and leave undisturbed until lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Flip and grill for a further 1-2 minutes until cooked through. Remove the sardines and lemon halves from the grill. Cover with foil and keep warm to one side.
Divide the salad leaves and sliced red onion between two serving plates. Top with the sardines and the lemon halves. Scatter over the sliced olives. To make the dressing, whisk together the garlic, chilli flakes, lemon juice, parsley and extra virgin olive oil in a small mixing bowl. Spoon over the sardines and salad before serving.
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