Grilled Sardines with Peperonata

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, finely diced
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into chunks
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers, cut into chunks
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped, plus 4 cloves garlic, sliced in half
  • 8 basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
  • 3 tomatoes, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh sardines, cleaned and gutted, heads intact
Directions
  • Preheat the grill or broiler. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and pepper and cook over high heat for 4 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and basil, cook for 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes. Simmer 15 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and season to taste.

  • Place the sardines on the hottest part of the grill and cook through, about 2 minutes per side. Meanwhile, divide the peperonata evenly among 4 warmed dinner plates and mound loosely in the center of each plate. Arrange the sardines over each mound of salad and ser


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