Sardines a la plancha

Sardines a la plancha

Pintxo

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Basque
Serves
4
Photographer
Laura Edwards

Sardines a la plancha are something that Spanish people prefer to eat out and I can agree in some ways, as the smell can linger if you don’t have a well-ventilated kitchen! I think they’re definitely worth it, though. You can barbecue them as well, which I love as it gives the flesh a sort of bitter flavour, which is delicious – just add some olive oil and lemon juice for the perfect finish.

If you are lucky enough to be in the port at San Sebastián, go to the restaurant Mariñela and enjoy a plate of these beauties – they really know how to cook them.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
16-20 really fresh sardines
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil, for brushing
extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle
flaky sea salt
lemon wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Scale the sardines under cold water using your fingertips to pull and scratch them away. Pat dry, season and brush with olive oil.
  2. Heat a barbecue, heavy-based pan or chargrill pan over a high heat. Cook the sardines for a couple of minutes, turning once, until charred and just cooked through.
  3. Remove the sardines and serve with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, a scattering of flaky sea salt, a squeeze of lemon and some crusty bread.
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