Sardines with Sicilian fennel salad

Sardines with Sicilian fennel salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins Ready in 50 minutes


Serves 2
Perfect on the barbecue, sardines add a taste of summer to any meal and are the perfect addition to an al fresco salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal663
  • fat50g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.49g
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  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • bunch parsley, half the leaves kept whole, the other half finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, with fronds
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate – its strong aniseed…

  • 50g toasted pine nut
  • 50g raisin
  • handful green olives, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 large sardines, scaled and gutted



    Sardines are named after the island of Sardinia, where they were once found in abundance. Found…


  1. Mix the lemon zest, chopped parsley and garlic together, then set aside. Pick the fronds from the fennel and set aside. Halve the fennel bulb and finely slice. Make the salad by mixing the sliced fennel and fronds with the pine nuts, raisins, olives, and whole parsley leaves. Dress with the olive oil and lemon juice.

  2. Heat the griddle pan or barbecue. Season the fish with rock salt (this stops them sticking). Griddle for 2-3 mins on each side until the eyes turn white. Sprinkle the fish with the parsley mix and lift onto plates. Drizzle with oil and serve with the salad.

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29th Jul, 2008
this was great, we all enjoyed it, very fresh zingy flavours , perfect for bbq. the bit weall enjoyed most funnily enough was the salad/ we were dubious with the ingredients but it works really well together
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