Sardine alla griglia con salsa di capperi e prezzemolo
Chargrilled Sardines With Caper & Parsley Vinaigrette

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Are you looking for a delicious recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my chargrilled sardines with caper & parsley vinaigrette for you to enjoy.

It is widely believed that sardines were named after Sardinia, where they were among the first fish to be packed in oil. Today they are still relatively abundant in the island’s coastal waters and form a major part of the islanders’ diet. Pilchards are the same species but just older and larger; they can be used for this recipe too, although I prefer the flavour of young sardines. As well as tasting fantastic, this dish is also very rich in omega 3 and vitamin B. Don’t worry about the bones; grilling the fish enables you to pull them out almost in one go. Try it with Fregola Salad (see page 96).

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  • 16 Fresh sardines, scaled & gutted
  • 200ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 60ml Red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon Lemon Juice
  • 100g Capers, drained & chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Freshly ground black pepper

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Feast your eyes on the finest chargrilled sardines with caper & parsley vinaigrette! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

  1. Preheat a ridged cast-iron chargrill pan over a high heat. Rinse the sardines inside and out and pat dry with kitchen paper. Brush all over with 60ml of the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. To make the vinaigrette, put the vinegar, lemon juice, capers and parsley in a medium bowl and whisk in the remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. When the chargrill pan is very hot, reduce the heat to medium and lay the sardines in the pan. Cook for 4 minutes or until the sardines are golden with charred grill marks, then gently turn and cook for a further 4 minutes. If you turn the fish too early, the skin will stick and tear, so don’t rush it.
  4. Place the sardines on a warm plate, drizzle over the vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your chargrilled sardines with caper & parsley vinaigrette and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

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