Friday, March 23, 2012

Sardines Anyone?

Grilled sardines may seem like a strange thing to eat and love and crave. And I would have agreed with you a year ago, but oh how my tune has changed! My Italian boyfriend has introduced me to many a new food, but I think one of my favorite things that he is AHH-mazing at making is his bbq'd sardines. Those little tiny fishes are PACKED with flavour and are oh so good for you (zero fat- plus fish makes you smart!...can't you tell?).

He marinates those little guys in lemon juice, olive oil and salt- keeping it super simple and delicious. On the grill, the skin gets a nice crunchy salty char to it and is actually one of the best parts. So open your mind, ignore the wee eyes, start with an empty stomach and be prepared to fall into fish heaven (yes that is a place).

We also made some truly spectacular grilled calamari. And for the sake of keeping it super simple- grilled portobello, zucchini and red pepper salad with goat cheese, sliced almonds and fresh parsley. A truly perfect meal to kick off your summer eating- I mean it was 34 degrees yesterday!

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't do the sardines... but the calamari/veggies/salad look sooooo yummy