Maple Smoked Sardines On Toast

Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)
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cook time: 20min

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Difficulty: Easy

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Prep time: 30min

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Serves: 4 people


Curing The Sardines

  • 12 Medium sardines (butterflied, ask your fish monger to do this)
  • Dash of soy sauce
  • Dash of maple syrup
  • Dash of olive oil
  • Season with cracked pepper

The Toast And Topping

  • 8 Slices of white bread
  • 100g Goat’s cheese
  • 1 Shallot
  • 12 Cherry tomatoes
  • 200g Wild roquette
  • Dash balsmic vinegar or vincotto
  • Dash olive oil
  • Season with salt and pepper


Smoking The Sardines

  1. If required rinse off loose scales and residue left in the stomach cavity of the fish. Pat dry with paper towel
  2. Lay your Sardines on a flat tray and generously dress the sardines with the soy sauce, maple syrup, cracked pepper and olive oil
  3. Allow you sardines to lightly cure in the mix for 30min
  4. Prepare your smoker to 110C
  5. Lay a sheet of baking paper accross the grate and lay the sardines over the baking paper
  6. Smoke for 10-20minutes
  7. Remove from the smoker and allow to cool
  8. Give the sardines a light dress in olive oil to stop them from drying out
Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)
Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)
Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)
Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)

Making And Assembling The Toast

  1. Cut the bread slices in half and remove the crust
  2. Dress lightly in Olive oil
  3. Finely slice the shallots and tomatoes. Place into a bowl with the wild roquette and toss together 
  4. In a hot frypan or on the smoker set up for hot and fast, grill the toast until golden brown on both sides
  5. Place the sardines on the toast and top with the salad
  6. Lightly dress with a mix of the olive oil and balsamic/ vincotto
  7. Enjoy
Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)
Cooking In Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS)

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