Marinated Sardines


Serves 4 to 6
1 x 4-oz (116 g) can small, good-quality Spanish sardines in olive oil
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
3 pickled peppers, thinly sliced, or to taste
1 handful chopped parsley leaves
crusty bread, to serve


  1. In a small bowl, combine sardines with their oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic and peppers. Cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, ideally overnight.
  2. To serve, transfer sardines to a shallow dish or plate and pour marinade over. Garnish with peppers and parsley, and serve with crusty bread.
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