When one think of sardines, the canned version often comes to mind. They are the ones in oblong or round tin cans flavored in oil or tomato sauce. Sardine or Pilchards are small oily fish. They have high levels of Omega-3 and a good source of healthy nutrients, such as vitamin D and calcium. When I was a teenager, we used to make sardine sandwiches for our school lunch. Today, I am going to grill them and serve on caramelized onions with a twist of lemon.
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. tumeric
juice of half lemon or lime
1 small red onions, sliced
wedges of lemons
2 wooden skewers, pre-soaked in water
Method: Mix salt, pepper, turmeric, and lemon juice in a bowl. Season fish well with the mixture. Gently pierce skewers into each fish. Preheat and lightly oil the grill. Grilled the fish until cooked, about 5-8 minutes on each side. While the fish is cooking, caramelized the onions in a pan with some oil until onions. Lightly brown the lemons on both sides. Remove and serve with sardines.