Thursday, August 18, 2011

Recipe: Sardine Carpaccio

Try this easy appetizer to impress your guests.  Created by Genevieve Lethu in conjunction with their Sardine table top collection.  Serve your fabulous dish alongside these fabulous Sardines Napkins, $11 each, in bold reds, yellows, and greys (shown above).

Sardine Carpaccio
Yields: 4 servings
Preparation: 30 minutes, Marinates 1-2 hours

12 Sardines
1 Shallot
1 Lemon
Fresh Chives
Olive Oil
Freshly ground Salt and Pepper

*Fillet the sardines and remove the skin.
*Place the fillets on a plate and pour over the juice of 1/2 the lemon.  Leave to marinate 1-2 hours.
*Finely chop the peeled shallot and chives.  Put to one side.
*Remove the Sardines from the refrigerator and transfer to a flat dish.  Discard the remaining marinade.
*Lightly sprinkle the sardines with the other 1/2 of the lemon juice, add a good dash of Olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle the chives and chopped shallots on top.
*Serve chilled.  Accompany with salad leaves dressed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil if desired.

Bon Appetite!

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