Sardines with Olive Sourdough Toasts

This easy recipe from Tana Ramsay pairs grilled fish with the gutsy flavour of an olive and anchovy tapenade
By Tana Ramsay
Sardines with Olive Sourdough Toasts
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 sardines
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves picked

For the paste

  • 180 g black olives, stoned, marinated in olive oil and herbs
  • 100 g tinned anchovies

To serve

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • handful rocket
  • olive oil, for drizzling


1. Pre-heat the grill.

2. Drizzle a little olive oil over the sardines and sprinkle over the orange zest, lime juice, chopped garlic and thyme leaves.

3. Put the sardines into a grill pan, and cook for approximately 1½ minutes on each side.

4. Put the olives and anchovy fillets into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste.

5. Toast the slices of sour dough bread, spread on the olive and anchovy paste, add a couple of the rocket leaves and lay the grilled sardines on top.

6. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

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