Portuguese grilled Sardines

September 2, 2009

I bought fresh sardines on Sunday and they reminded me of my drunken feasts on little fish in Lagos. I plunged a knife into their bellies to gut them and stuffed them with basil. I salted them heavily and broiled them on one side for 4 minutes and on the other for 3.

I patiently folded back the head and the tail and removed the backbone and needle then skeleton with a firm tug. I feasted on these oily fish. I didn't need a lemon.

I bought 6 for $4. I want more. I am going back for more.


isabel said...

salty fat pockets! dream come true!!

Elra said...

That looks really delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

I hate sardines, they are so boney! But I like the idea of stuffing it with basil...I can imagine how flavourful this is!

Sam@BingeNYC said...

Oh man, whole grilled sardines are a total guilty pleasure over here. Love stuffing them with herbs and some citrus peel. YUM.

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