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Marinated Sardines

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“The basic recipe came from Antonio Carlucci's book "Southern Italian Cooking" but I've amended it a bit, mainly by adding chilli. Makes a good first course, serve with a little pile of rocket on the side and some bread. Can also be made with garfish or other small, flavoursome fish.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dust the sardines in flour.
  2. Fry them in olive oil until they are crisp& brown.
  3. Transfer to a shallow dish.
  4. Clean the pan and in it heat ½ cup olive oil, and fry the garlic and chilli in it very briefly.
  5. Add the wine, vinegar and mint, and remove from the heat.
  6. While it is still hot, pour this mixture over the fish.
  7. Season to taste and leave for a couple of hours before serving.

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