Finely chop the parsley and mix in a small
bowl with the garlic.
parsley and garlic mixture all over the outsides and insides of the
sardines. Sprinkle them with the lemon juice and set aside, covered, in
a cool place for about 2 hours to absorb the flavors.
flour on a large plate and season with cumin, salt and pepper. Roll the
sardines in the flour, taking care to coat each fish thoroughly.
Heat the oil
in a large frying pan and fry the fish in batches for 5 minutes on each
side until crisp. Keep warm in the oven while cooking the remaining fish
and then serve with naan bread and salad.
If you don't have a garlic crusher, crush
the garlic using the flat side of a large knife blade instead.
This delicious fish recipe is a favorite
in many Arab countries.