Chargrilled Sardines with Lemon and Sea Salt


An easy fish recipe - cooking it on the barbecue gives the fish an irresistible smokey flavour

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Cooking time 4 mins

  • Total time 19 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 264 per serving


  • 16 sardines
  • oil, to coat
  • sea salt
  • wedges of lemon


This works just as well with Cornish pilchards. All these oily fish give you a heart-healthy portion of omega-3 fatty acids


  1. Wash and gut the sardines. If you’re not squeamish, it’s as easy to do with your fingers as it is with a knife, as the flesh is so soft. Dry the fish, then toss them in olive oil.

  2. Put them onto an oiled fish grill, scatter with salt, then grill for 1 or 2 minutes on each side. Serve with wedges of lemon.