Grilled sardines (sardinhas assadas)

6 Jul

Grilled sardines

I fired up the barbeque for first time this season to grill these sardines for our dinner. You can fry sardines in a grill pan or in a hot oven, but they are so much nicer cooked over an open flame.

These were delicious served with a squeeze of lemon, some crusty Portuguese bread and the traditional grilled pepper salad. The only possible improvements would have been a seaside table and a chilled glass of vinho verde.

Grilled sardines (sardinhas assadas)

  • fresh sardines, cleaned (2-3 per person)
  • olive oil
  • Maldon salt
  • lemon wedges, to serve
  1. Get your barbeque good and hot. Brush the grill lightly with oil.
  2. Pat the sardines dry with paper towel, then rub them with oil.
  3. Place the sardines on the grill and cook for a few minutes each side until seared and crispy, turning carefully to avoid tearing the skin.
  4. Serve, sprinkled with Maldon salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.


Family score: 9.5 out of 10

One Response to “Grilled sardines (sardinhas assadas)”

  1. Anonymous July 7, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    My favourite Portugese dish!

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