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Lemon-chilli sardines

A very simple and fast way to upgrade tin sardines to a delicious Tapas dish.


  • 1 tin of sardines (in spring water!)

  • ½ lemon (zest and juice)

  • 1/2 garlic clove (finely diced)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small red chilli

  • 1 tablespoons continental parsley (chopped)

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1.

    1. Trim the sardines in bite sized pieces with a fork and place it on a small plate. Drizzle a bit of the spring water over the sardines.

  • 2.

    2. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the sardines.

  • 3.

    3. Slice the lemon again in half. Take one quarter and squeeze the juice over the sardines.

  • 4.

    4. Take the other quarter, remove the peel and white pith and chop the lemon finely. Sprinkle the lemon pieces over the sardines.

  • 5.

    5. Sprinkle the diced garlic clove over the sardines.

  • 6.

    6. Deseed the chili, chop it finely and sprinkle it over the sardines to your liking (hot or not).

  • 7.

    7. Drizzle the olive oil over the sardines.

  • 8.

    8. Sprinkle the parsley over the sardines.

  • 9.

    9. Season it with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • 10.

    10. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

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