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Marinated Sardines

1 kg fresh sardine, cleaned and flattened out (butterflied)
1 cup plain flour
12 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 red chile, seeded & chopped
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons dry white wine
3 tablespoons finely chopped of fresh mint
salt & pepper


Dust the sardines in flour. Fry them in olive oil until they are crisp& brown. Transfer to a shallow dish. Clean the pan and in it heat 1/2 cup olive oil, and fry the garlic and chilli in it very briefly. Add the wine, vinegar and mint, and remove from the heat. While it is still hot, pour this mixture over the fish. Season to taste and leave for a couple of hours before serving.

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