Sardines with Basil and Tomato on Toast

Ingredients

  • 8 large whole sardines scaled and filleted and each fillet slashed along the top
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp picked lemon thyme leaves
  • 10 sliced basil leaves
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  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 16 basil leaves
  • 3 year aged balsamic vinegar
  • 6 ripe vine tomatoes
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  • 250g peeled and sliced shallots
  • 150g peeled and diced pears
  • 25g dark raisins
  • 2g salt
  • 1g cinnamon powder
  • 5g mustard seed
  • 1g mustard powder
  • 1g ginger powder
  • 6g finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 200ml cider vinegar
  • 70g dark brown sugar