Califonia Bountiful

Grilled sardines with lemon oil

Sea Rocket Bistro, San Diego

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Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 bunch basil
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 cups Bella Vado avocado oil
15 sardines, gutted and scaled
Canola oil, for grilling
Salt and pepper, to taste


Blend lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, olive oil and avocado oil in a blender until smooth; set aside. Coat sardines with a thin layer of canola oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on one side, until eye on grill side down is white, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 3 minutes or until eye on the other side is white. Serve drizzled with lemon oil.

Serves 5

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