A simple lemony Sicilian sauce recipe to top fish, chicken or veggies!
Author:Michele M. Becci
For the salmoriglio sauce:
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup hot water
Juice of 2 lemons
1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
Salt and finely ground black pepper to taste
12 fresh sardines, cleaned
Extra lemons, quartered
In a small bowl, whisk the oil and hot water briskly with a fork. Add in the juice from the lemons, followed by the garlic, oregano and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Prepare a medium hot grill. Spray or wipe the grill with oil. Season the sardines with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. When grill is hot, grill until fish are cooked through and nicely charred, only about 2-3 minutes per side.
Remove from grill and place on a platter. Drizzle the sauce over the sardines. Serve the extra sauce on the side. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice. Serve with plenty of extra lemons on the side.