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Grilled Sardines

Summer yells for refreshing meals! With these grilled sardines you'll surprise your guests for sure! Served with a delicious white wine like the Marceau le Blanc you'll be kicking off your party in style! Enjoy the good life.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 100 gr. sardines
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp hazelnut oil
  • 1/2 handful of lemon verbena
  • 1/2 handful of cilantro
  • 1 tsp thinly chopped chili peppers
  • zeste of a half lemon
  • lemon juice at taste
  • salt and pepper at taste


  1. Clean the sardines by gently stroking them from the tail to the head to remove it's small scales. Make a thin cut in the belly and remove the intestins. Rinse under clean water and put aside in a bowl to marinate.
  2. Mix the oils, lemon verbena, cilantro, lemon zeste and peppers and pour over the cleanded sardines.
  3. Put the marinated sardines in the fridge for an hour. Meanwhile start the grill on high heat.
  4. Grill the sardines about two minutes each side. Watch out they don't stick on your grill.
  5. Put the grilled sardines in a tray and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper at taste. Add some fresh lemon zeste at taste for some bright colours and flavor pops.