Oct 9 2013

Food Blog: Lemon Grilled Sardines

Total preparation time: 20 minutes. Total cooking time: 7/8 minutes. Total approximate cost: £1.02.

Autumn is definitely upon us now, but for a flavour of summer that is really cheap and not to mention great for you, give these sardines a go!


  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 3 Sardines
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Clean and gut your sardines. You may be able to find them already prepared, or you can ask a fishmonger to do it for you. However if braving it yourself rub the fish all over to remove any scales, and then just cut the belly from the gills to about 2 cm away from the beginning of the tail and remove the innards. Rinse out and it’s done. See it wasn’t so bad!
  2. Slice the lemon into thin wedges and scatter about half onto a baking tray. With the other half place in the carcass of the fish to allow the citrus flavour to permeate through.
  3. Similarly slice the garlic and do the same.
  4. Place the sardines on top of the lemon wedges, before seasoning and drizzling with olive oil.
  5. Now grill in a preheated oven at about 250C for about 3-4 minutes each side and serve.
  6. Enjoy! Best served with a green salad and some fresh crusty bread.

Read the original recipe and see a photo here.

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