Grilled sardines, with a warm potato and preserved lemon salad

Grilled sardines with warm potato and preserved lemon salad

Grilled sardines with warm potato and preserved lemon salad

Lunch on sabbatical is a great treat! Just taking a 45 min lunch break I can cook and eat delicious snacks like this :)

Thanks to the Aussie Butcher in Mt Roskill (who I am finding despite a supermarket -style shop is a good replacement for Better Butchers in Mt Eden Road, though I am still not enough of a “regular” to ask for special things yet, nor to discuss how I might cook my purchases like I did there) I have some frozen sardines :)

So I grilled them. (Yes, I probably should have brushed them with some very garlicky oil, but this is a quick lunch snack for one, and I had no garlicky oil handy – note to self: get some soaking quick :)

To eat with them I did a warm potato salad:

  • boiled potatoes (still hot)
  • mesclun
  • thin sliced red onion
  • pine nuts (toasted in a dry  frypan while the potatoes boiled)

Dressed with plenty of salt and peper and some olive oil and a few spoonsful of the juice from a jar of preserved lemons and limes.

Delicious!

2 comments on “Grilled sardines, with a warm potato and preserved lemon salad

  1. Bob MacDonald

    Sounds lovely – yum! Have you seen the madness of my new blog? – complete translation of the Song complete with all the usual Bob errors and now working on Lamentations – hard work!

    I ask BTW cause I know how often I fail to read all the blogs I used to.

  2. Tim

    Yes, I had seen it, but hadn’t added it to my regular read list as I have not had time recently to think and comment much :( hopefully now that sabbatical is half over I’ll be getting into a period with time ;) Especially as the Song and Lament/Complaint will be on my mind quite a bit…