RECIPE OF THE WEEK

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Pan Fried Sardines with a Garlic Parsley Dressing

Serves 4 for dinner 8 as a first course


Should your name end in a vowel, yet the closest connection you have to the Mother Boot of Italy is your box of Godfather Pizza in your freezer, then this dish will reconnect you with your olive-skinned brethren across the Atlantic...and for everyone else...who doesn’t dig a Seductive Italian dish...color me guilty, I married one.
Ingredients
2 pounds of Sardines Book filleted...of course this is a job for a Fishmonger at Metro
3 tablespoons of Olive Oil separated
Salt and Pepper
2 teaspoons of Smoked Paprika
All-purpose flour for dusting
4 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
2 tablespoons Flat leaf Parsley chopped
1 Tablespoon of really good Red Wine vinegar, perhaps the Bordeaux Vinegar from the house of Metro...nice shameless plug...thank you
How it’s done
Lay the sardines on a wax paper and season both sides with salt and pepper In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil to medium high heat.
Dredge the Sardines in flour knocking off all excess
When the oil is hot, cook the Sardines for about 2 minutes per side or until just golden brown.
Next transfer the sardines to a serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and sauté the garlic for 1minute.
Finally add the Red Wine vinegar, Paprika and parsley to the pan and season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve, pour sauce over sardines and announce to your cherished dinner mates...Hey, I just got downloaded Godfather trilogy...Who wants Parmesan Popcorn?

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