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Grilled Portuguese Sardines served on an oval blue plate

Grilled Portuguese sardines

Published: June 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Check out these sweet and peppery crispy sardines, ready in 20 minutes. These are great on a griddle, but will also work on the BBQ when the weather warms up. Serve with a big green salad and lots of crusty bread

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal231
fat13.6g
saturates3.2g
carbs0.6g
sugars0.3g
fibre1.1g
protein26g
salt0.4g
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Try these Portuguese-style sardines, then check out our grilled sardines with tomato salad, sardine spaghetti and more sardine recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp smoked sweet paprika, plus extra to serve
  • ½ lemon, zested and wedged to serve
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and bruised
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 8 sardines, gutted

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put all of the ingredients, except the sardines, into a bowl and mix together with some seasoning. Pour into a baking dish, add the sardines and toss really well. Cover and chill for a few hours.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a BBQ or griddle pan until hot. Cook the sardines for 4-5 minutes on each side or until really caramelised and charred. Put onto a serving plate, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with a little more paprika and squeeze over the lemon wedges.

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