52 Weeks of Cooking: Week Three - Greek
This is my attempt at a Greek inspired dish. For this recipe, you need to use fresh whole sardines. I find them at the local farmer's market. Coat the sardines in flour--I used a flour, salt, cayenne mixture--and fry in oil for around 2 minutes each side. Chop up a pepper (I used a red serrano) and mix it with capers, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Let this mixture sit for a little bit, and then drizzle it all over the sardines. Top with fresh cut parsley. The salad is just a classic greek salad. The recipe for the salad is here. Really easy with a high flavor payoff.
I made the pepper/caper/oil mixture first, then the salad, and then I fried the sardines. A lot of people are turned off by the idea of fried sardines, but fresh whole sardines are completely different than the canned ones. They are really easy to clean, and don't take long to cook. I highly recommend trying some. I also love the ones in the can, but I'll save that for another post.