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.
I have to say that everything worked amazingly well. The pork was incredibly soft, vegetables full of flavour. The praline was probably unnecessary as the marinade was very sweet.
Served up with a lovely Eden Valley riesling by Robert Johnson. Some friends and I visited Robert’s cellar door in Lobethal last weekend. Robert makes stunning wine and is a gracious and interesting host. He’s a veteran winemaker. Both whites and reds are full of fruit, very drinkable now or later, and quite reasonably priced. Excellent.
Yes, you read it correctly. When I was in Brazil in 2008 I ate some charcoal cooked chicken hearts and they were fantastic! No, really! So, when I saw chicken hearts at the supermarket this week…
The first few I simply cooked quickly on high heat in a pan with smoked paprika and pepper and then glazed them with brandy. Excellent.
Tonight’s batch were BBQed on the Weber with hickory wood for smoking. The recipe comes from Stephane Reynaud’s Barbecue. Reynaud is a French chef who has some excellent and left-field BBQ ideas.
The chicken hearts were marinated in the following
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
50 ml brandy (recipe said rum)
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce (keycap manis)
The hearts were put onto rosemary sprigs (courtesy of our local library’s rosemary hedge).
Cook over charcoal for about 10 minutes. Mine took longer, so they needed higher heat. They were a little rubbery. They ought to be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
But I have to say that I loved them.
3 cloves minces garlic
1/3 cup garlic oil
Juice of 2 limes
3 tbsp smoked paprika
3 tsp dried chiptole chilli flakes
Zest of 1 lime
Handful of chopped coriander
Cracked black pepper
Served with fresh corn and tiny tomatoes from our garden, lime wedges and more coriander, with couscous on the side.