So simple. Incredibly tasty. Fresh sardines marinated with garlic, oregano. olive oil. salt and black pepper.
Wrap in blanched vine leaves. Cook on BBQ for about 3 minutes each side.
Pizza night here tonight. This was the standout.
There are two ways that you can do this.
1. Marinate the sardines in 2 tsp pesto and brush the pizza base with garlic oil.
2. Marinate the sardines in garlic oil and brush the pizza base with pesto.
On this occasion we did the first method.
5 fresh sardines or 10 fillets
about 20 cherry tomatoes
1/2 red capsicum, roasted and sliced
Grana padano cheese
Baby basil leaves
Squeeze of lemon juice
Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Sprinkle liberally with sea salt. Leave for 20 mins. Splash with olive oil. Cook at 160C in an oven dish for 30-45 mins.
Brush the pizza base with garlic oil or pesto. Scatted with shredded mozzarella.
Place raw sardines evenly around pizza (they will cook on the pizza).
Place cherry tomatoes in the babes between the sardines. Grate some Grana padano cheese (or parmesan) on top.
Cook the pizza. We use a pizza stone and cook for about 10 mins at 220-230 C.
Squeeze lemon juice over the top and add baby basil leaves.
Thanks to some friends I’ve discovered this simple and tasty way to make gnocchi.
550 ricotta, strained in a cloth
100g “00” flour
1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 handful chopped mixed herbs – basil, thyme, parsley, sage…
This is pretty simple. Saute a small chopped onion in some olive oil.
Add 1/2 cup white wine, a 200g cherry tomatoes, a handful of basil leaves and 1 tbsp green peppercorns. Simmer until for 3-4 minutes, then add other chopped vegetables. (I used kale and yellow squash from our garden). Continue to simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
Add 1 medium can of tuna and 1 tbsp small capers, black pepper and salt, 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped.
Serve with pasta and crumbled feta and some fresh basil leaves on top.