• 11/24 Nat Sardine Day 3

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Thu Nov 23 14:20:44 2023
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    Title: Grilled Spiced Sardines w/Couscous
    Categories: Seafood, Pasta, Herbs, Citrus
    Yield: 4 Servings

    12 Sardines; cleaned, scaled,
    - heads removed
    1/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil
    2 cl Garlic; fine chopped
    1 3/4 ts Ground coriander
    1 ts Ground cinnamon
    1/2 ts Ground black pepper
    Zest & juice of 1 lemon;
    - divided
    3/4 ts Fine sea salt; divided
    1 (1") cinnamon stick
    1 c Whole wheat couscous
    3 tb Chopped fresh cilantro
    3 tb Chopped fresh flat-leaf
    - parsley

    Quickly rinse sardines and pat dry. Using your fingers,
    grasp the top of a sardine's backbone and pull down firmly
    but gently to remove it. (Don't worry if flesh gets a
    little ragged; this will help sardines absorb the
    marinade.) Repeat with remaining sardines. Using a sharp
    knife, cut a few slits in both sides of each sardine. In a
    large bowl, combine oil, garlic, coriander, ground
    cinnamon, pepper, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of the
    salt. Add sardines and toss gently to coat them all over.
    Cover and refrigerate while you heat the grill and make

    Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking or preheat the
    broiler. In a small saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups water,
    cinnamon stick and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a
    boil over high heat. Stir in couscous and lemon zest.
    Remove from the heat, cover the pan and let sit for 10

    Remove sardines from marinade and discard excess marinade.
    If grilling, remove as much marinade as possible from fish
    (it will cause flare-ups) and place them on the grill; use
    a grill basket if you have one. If broiling, place fish on
    a baking sheet and broil 6" from the heat source.

    Cook sardines, flipping once, until well browned and
    cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

    Fluff couscous with a fork and discard cinnamon stick.
    Mound couscous on a platter and surround with sardines.
    Sprinkle sardines with cilantro and parsley and serve.

    Serves 4

    Recipe from: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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