Woodfired Sardines

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When I lived in Paris with my to-be wife we had a really small flat on the ground floor with a tiny patch of land and every Sunday there was a huge French market where we would buy all of our fresh food. When the weather was good we would buy fresh sardines and cook them for lunch – barbecued over a homemade metal BBQ. We always cooked sardines because the BBQ wasn’t big enough for anything else!  Great memories.

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Fresh sardines don’t need any fancy recipe, let their amazing flavour and texture shine. I used a cast iron panini cooker for this – wipe the panini cooker with olive oil, place your fresh sardines with salt and pepper and..

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into your woodfired oven for 2-3 minutes. It is quick – do not overcook.

Woodfired Sardines

Woodfired sardines served with an extra drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and squeeze of lemon juice. Simply perfect.

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