Sicilian sardines In oil

Sicilian sardines In oil

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Serves
6
Photographer
Billy Law

Being a Western Australian, I love our famous sardines. It’s no surprise that the Sicilians who migrated to WA felt right at home, and I am sure they kept the sardines their secret for some time.

I picked up this recipe from a fisherman in Fremantle by the name of Jim. It’s a classic Italian recipe, using a technique called sott’olio, which means ‘under oil’. The fish is simply grilled, seasoned and covered in good-quality olive oil.

These sardines are great served with Bruschetta and some shaved fennel.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
12 whole sardines, cleaned
salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon crumbled wild oregano
1 dried chilli, crumbled
1 garlic clove, finely sliced
1 lemon, juiced, or to taste
250ml best-quality extra virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Prepare your barbecue for direct grilling.
  2. Season the sardines and place them directly over the fire. Cook on each side for 3 minutes, then transfer to a shallow dish.
  3. Scatter over the oregano, chilli and garlic
  4. Season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice, and cover with olive oil.
  5. Allow to cool and let the flavours mingle before serving.
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