I always struggle to get my children to eat the very oily fish. There are some great fish recipes out there, but I like my kids to eat Sardines now and then. We seem to have managed to get them to like Salmon, and now I am really trying to get them to like Sardines, Pilchards and Tuna.
Most Mums would make their children Tuna sandwiches, but the problem is that if they are not eaten immediately, they make the bread soggy and really unpleasant as a school meal. Of course, another fish recipe is to make pancakes and stuff them with tuna and mayonaise. SO, here is a dinner idea to get them to enjoy sardines in a very different way.
This really is one of my favourite recipes, because we have an excellent fishmonger nearby, and I can ask him when next he’s getting good, fresh Sardines. See if you can do the same, and then serve these up to the children.
Grilled Sardines with Lemon and Parsley
- 3 prepared Sardines
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 large Tomato
- 1/4 red Onion
- 1tbs Parsley finely chopped
- 1tbs Extra Virgin Olive oil
- 1/2 Lemon (juice of) and the other half for garnish
Brush the Sardines with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then grill for about 5 minutes each side (depends on their size)
Mix the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Parsley and season with salt and pepper
Now cut the tomatoes and avocado into triangle chunks and slice the red onion. Toss all of those with some of the lemon parsley dressing.
Arrange the Sardines on a plate with the Salad and some toasted Rye Bread ( or Melba toast if you like) and drizzle with the remaining Lemon Parsley Dressing.
Delicious and certainly amazingly nutritious.