You cannot go anywhere in Portugal without seeing these on the menu. They are cooked everywhere – even on the streets! This could not be easier and is a quick, healthy and very nutritious dish to cook at lunchtime or when you are just back in from work at the end of the day.
Sardines are great when cooked on the BBQ when the weather is good. But even in the cold winter like now you can enjoy ‘the flavours of a Mediterranean summer’ by cooking under the grill. Simply sprinkle with a little salt and a few drops of olive oil and lemon juice or baste with harissa paste for a spicier alternative. They cook very quickly so make an ideal quick and simple starter either al fresco or indoors.