Griddled Sardines and Vegetables
3 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, cut into wedges
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red (bell) peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
1 aubergine (eggplant), cubed
225g/8oz courgettes (zucchini), cut into chunks
900g/2lb fresh sardines, cleaned
salt and ground black pepper
olive oil and lemon juice to drizzle
1 Heat the oil in a large griddle pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or until almost soft. Add the garlic and red peppers and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the courgettes and aubergine and cook for 4–5 minutes until almost soft. Remove from the griddle and keep warm.
2 Season the sardines with salt and pepper and cook on the griddle for 3–4 minutes on each side until cooked right through to the centre.
3 Drizzle the sardines with a little oil and lemon juice and serve with the hot griddled vegetables.