Fresh Sardines on toast

Fresh Sardines on toast


4 slices of ciabatta
Good olive oil
1 clove garlic
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 black olives, finely chopped
3 basil leaves, shredded
2 plump sardines, filleted
Juice of ½ lemon
Pinch of sea salt


Brush the bread with olive oil and grill until just golden on the barbecue.  When slightly cooled rub with a cut garlic clove on both sides.


Mix together the tomatoes, olives and basil and spoon onto the bread.  Brush the sardines with oil and grill skin side down for 2-3 minutes until just cooked.  Then place one on each piece of bread and finish with a squeeze of lemon ad a pinch of crunchy sea salt.