Crostini with marinated onions & sardines

    1 hour 25 minutes

    In your quest for healthy foods, don't overlook the humble sardine, a rich source of protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 bay leaf
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Salt
    • 4 slices woodfired bread or other crusty firm bread
    • 8 large canned sardines, drained
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 lemon, cut into quarters and then into thin slices

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Place the onion rings in a medium bowl. Combine the wine, vinegar, bay leaf and a good grinding of pepper in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour the liquid over the onions and leave to marinate for 1 hour. Drain.
    2. Toast the bread. Divide the onions among the bread slices and arrange 2 sardines on top of each. Sprinkle with the parsley and add a thin slice of lemon.

    Did you know?

    Rinsing canned sardines (handle them gently to avoid breaking them) will reduce their sodium content, which is often fairly high.

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