Sardines With Lemon And Mint Marinade Recipe

As a part of a balanced diet, we should eat two portions of fish weekly, of which one should be oil-rich fish. By eating more oil-rich fish we can increase the level of omega 3 oils in our diet. Most people need to reduce their overall total fat intake to achieve a balanced diet. White fish in particular offers a great low-fat meal option. Here is a Sardines With Lemon And Mint Marinade Recipe.

Sardines, very oily little fish, really love a lot of acid. It is hard to beat fresh lemon juice squeezed over them, but vinegar — white wine, rice wine, or white distilled — is also good. To give you a sense of how much to use, I often douse them in my choice of acid, almost as if I were treating them like escabeche.

sardines with lemon and mint

Ingredients Of Sardines With Lemon And Mint Marinade

  • 450 gm. sardines, cleaned and heads removed


  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 lemon’s juice and rind
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt and crushed black pepper to taste
  • Small bunch of fresh mint, chopped


  • Lay the sardines in a shallow dish. Combine the marinade ingredients and pour over the dish.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Place the sardines under a preheated grill or on foil squares before placing onto a barbeque and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning once and basting with any remaining marinade mixture.
  • Serve on a bed of couscous with a crisp green salad or grilled vegetables.

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