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“Posted per a request for sardine recipes from Troy. This comes from a much loved cookbook, Indian Cooking. Russell loves these-I'm not so fond of tiny fish with lots of bones! Prep time doesn't include marinating time.”

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  1. Scale and clean the fish (or have your fish-monger do this bit for you).
  2. Wash gently in cold water.
  3. Pat dry with absorbent paper.
  4. Add the salt to the garlic and crush to a smooth paste.
  5. Mix the garlic paste, lemon juice, turmeric and chilli powder together in a small bowl.
  6. Put the fish in a wide, shallow bowl and pour the marinade over.
  7. Spread it over the fish, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  8. Heat the oil over a medium heat.
  9. Dip each fish in the flour and coat it thoroughly.
  10. Fry until golden brown on both sides (2-3 minutes each side).
  11. Drain on absorbent paper.

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