Thursday, 19 January 2017

Grilled sardines the Malaga way - Espeto

If the weather gets any more mild then grabbing some Cornish sardines which are being landed by the ton at the moment might make this a fun way to cook them!

The sardine boats were out in force last night fishing just off the beach between Newlyn and Penzance...

The AIS track from VesselTracker shows very clearly the moment when the boat comes round in a circle as they shoot the net...

this moment was caught on video a few weeks ago.

An espeto is usually made up of six sardines skewered on a bamboo spit. The best ones are medium sized (the big sardines aren’t usually found in the Mediterranean. You should also firm up the sardines before cooking by sticking them in a bucket of ice and salting them for at least 30 minutes. If you want to add extra flavor, you can add some herbs such as thyme, rosemary or bay leaves to the fire. Traditionally, they use olive wood for the fire, as that also adds flavor.

Read the full story here from Devour Malaga, Food Tours.