Grilled sardines with potatoes and chimichurri

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This tasty fish dish is a perfect combination of crispy baked potatoes and oven grilled sardines, laid on a bed of fresh spinach and topped with fresh chimichurri salsa. On this site you will find a recipe for homemade chimichurri.


Grilled sardines with potatoes and chimichurri

Ingredients

For 2 Person(s)

Ingredients

  • 6 (or more) small sardines
  • pinch (or more) sallt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp (or more) extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients for baked potatoes

  • 8 small potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch (or more) salt and pepper

Garnish

  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 0.5 cup chimichurri sauce

Grilled sardines with potatoes and chimichurri Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place the baking tray in the oven and let it warm up slightly for a few minutes.
  2. Prepare the sardines. I found some very very small sardines and their cleaning requires slightly more time than larger ones. Cut the fish heads. Eliminate the innards without damaging the flesh of the fish. Rinse well. To fillet sardines you must open the sides of the belly toward the plate and then gently press along the spine of the fish. This way the bones will come off slowly from the meat. Discard the spine and bones. Spread the fish with olive oil, salt and pepper and add lemon juice. Set aside.

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  3. Clean and peel 8 small potatoes and cut them in half. Very carefully take the pan from the oven. Helping yourself with one of  the potatoes quickly spread the pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. Put the rest of the potatoes on the pan. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and sprinkle with remaining oil. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 °. Once cooked remove from the oven and arrange on a plate.

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  4. Preheat the grill in your oven. Place sardines on a baking tray, slightly greased with olive oil and put it directly under the grill. Depending on the size of your sardines cook 3 - 4 minutes (mine were cooked in just 2 - 3 minutes).
  5. Put some fresh baby spinach leaves over the potatoes. Add the sardines and season everything with the chimichurri sauce. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition facts

(diet, gluten free, lactose free)
Per Serving

Reviews

4
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Looks super fancy. I love grilled sardines. - BonniB

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