Grilled Sardines with Tomato Salsa

prep 10 mins cook 3–4 mins
  • 3 fresh sardines, about 125 g (4 oz) in total, gutted
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • ½ red pepper, cored, deseeded and chopped

Make the tomato salsa by mixing together all the ingredients in a bowl.

Put the sardines on a baking sheet and drizzle with the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook the sardines under a preheated hot grill, turning once, for 3–4 minutes or until cooked through.

Sprinkle with the chopped basil and serve immediately with the tomato salsa and toasted ciabatta.

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