Grilled Sardines with Garlic Walnut Sauce
If you want to add more gluten free, dairy free, whole 30, and pescatarian recipes to your recipe box, Grilled Sardines with Garlic Walnut Sauce might be From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Grilled Sardines with Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika, Lemon & marjoram sardines with walnut & pepper dressing, and Beets with Walnut-Garlic Sauce (Pkhali).
Add the sardines, salt and lemon juice in a bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Add the walnuts, parsley, dill and garlic in a food processor.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Blend until finely ground. With the food processor running, add the olive oil and blend until smooth. The mixture should resemble pesto.
Heat the grill (preferably charcoal) to high for direct grilling.
Remove the sardines from the bowl and pat dry.
Brush the sardines with canola oil and sprinkle with pepper. Grill the sardines until golden brown and slightly charred, about 3 minutes. Flip the sardines over and continue grilling for 1 minute.
Transfer the sardines to a platter and drizzle with the garlic-walnut sauce and garnish with the parsley and lemon zest.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Albarino, Sparkling Rose
Riesling, Albarino, and Sparkling rosé are my top picks for Sardines. Strongly flavored, oily fish like sardines pair well with these crisp white wines and sparkling wine, even rosé. You could try Clean Slate Riesling. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.3 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 13 dollars per bottle.
Clean Slate RieslingRefreshing taste profile with peach aromas, lime notes, livelyacidity and a hint of mineral and spice.Pairs beautifully with Asian dishes, spicy foods, sushi, fish, poultryand pork.