Sardines

Grilled Sardines on Toasted Foccacia Bread

with Roasted Peppers and Fondant Jersey Royals

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Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to around 180°c and warm a roasting tray.
  2. In the hot roasting tray place the Jersey Royals, rosemary, thyme and whole garlic cloves and drizzle with Olive oil. Roast in the oven for around 25-30 minutes. Half way through cooking, add the red and yellow peppers taking care to turn them while cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, place the sardine fillets on a baking tray skin side up. Rub the fillets with Olive oil, some soft butter and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and set aside until needed.
  4. Pre heat the grill ready for cooking.
  5. Once the Jersey Royals and peppers are out of the oven, place the sardines under the grill and cook for around 7 minutes until firm and their skins are golden.
  6. Whilst the sardines are cooking, slice the foccacia bread, dip both sides in
    Olive oil and place under the grill until crispy and golden brown. This will only take about a minute each side.
  7. Place one or two slices of foccacia on a plate, accompany with the Jersey Royals and roasted peppers and place the grilled sardines on top. To finish, add a small handful of rocket salad.