Jul 22 2011

Grilled Sardines with Lemon and Olive Oil

Note – California’s sardine fishery reopens September 15.

Uuber-easy is the name of the game with this classic Mediterranean recipe.

Grilled sardines are a completely different beast than the oil-packed, canned ones, and they come to life with just a bit of lemon juice and olive oil. We used our robust Italian Blend Olive Oil, since its spice and aroma hold up well to the grill, and finished off with only citrus and seasonings, this summer dinner is done in under 10. Serve it up with a side of olive tapenade, garlic bread, and cheeses for a lovely platter.


  • 8 medium sardines, cleaned, head and tail intact
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Blend Olive Oil, plus more for serving
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 16 rounds thinly sliced lemon
  • 4 lemons, halved, for serving
  • Black olives, for serving

    Read the rest of the directions here.



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