GRILLED SARDINES WITH MINT SALSA
12 whole sardines, scaled and guts removed
1 large tomato, diced into 5mm (1/4") pieces
1 red onion, peeled and diced finely
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped finely
1 bunch mint, stems removed and roughly chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Juice of half a lemon
Heat up a grill. In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon juice and mint. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Brush the sardines with olive oil inside and out. Place on grill and cook each side until flesh is firm, about 2-3 minutes. Fill the cavity of each sardine with 2-3 tablespoons of mint salsa. Sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the fish. Stack the sardines on a platter and keep warm for serving.