These mouth-watering bruschette were just one of the many Portuguese delicacies I had the pleasure of discovering during my recent road trip through Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon. They're quick and easy to make, and trust me, everyone loves them.
1 can of sardines
3 garlic cloves
1 handful of parsley
2 sun dried tomatoes
3 cherry tomatoes
3 slices of large bread
1. Cut the slices of large bread into 2 or 3 (depending on the size of the bread) and place onto a baking tray. Turn the oven onto 180 degrees and add the bread. Remove from the oven after 3 minutes and rub each slice with a peeled garlic clove. Flip the bread and place back in the oven for 3 more minutes.
2. Turn off the oven and rub the garlic over the remaining side of the bread. Set aside.
3. Chop the parsley finely and place it in a bowl, add two tablespoons of olive oil.
4. Cut the sun dried tomatoes finely and do the same with the fresh tomatoes. Add them to the bowl with the parsley.
5. Peel the two remaining garlic cloves and dice them very finely, alternatively you can puree them. Add to the bowl.
6. Add a pinch of salt and mix all the ingredients together, making sure they are well combined, adding more olive oil if necessary.
7. Open the can of sardines, and start removing the scales and the head.
8. Place a teaspoon of mixture on each slice of bread, top with one or two chunks of sardine on each. Add a drop of olive oil on each slice and serve.