Barbecued Fresh Sardines Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 12 to 16 fresh sardines (approximately 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 lemons, juice of
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Black pepper
How to cook Barbecued Fresh Sardines:
  • Clean the sardines by cutting a small incision along the belly and scooping out the innards with your finger.
  • Rinse the fish thoroughly under cold running water and drain. Pat dry the sardines with paper towels.
  • Sprinkle the fish with the pepper and garlic. Toss with the olive oil.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes, turning once.
  • Barbecue the sardines a couple of minutes on each side.
  • Serve sprinkled with lemon juice and rind, some more pepper and fresh basil.


The Barbecued Fresh Sardines is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.

This recipe for Barbecued Fresh Sardines serves/makes: 4

The Barbecued Fresh Sardines recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Sardines (more Sardines recipes)
Preparation Method: Barbecue (more Barbecue recipes)

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