Fresh Sardines

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Read about how to cook with fresh sardines in a true Sicilian fashion. You’ll learn how to prepare and clean fresh sardines with this Sicilian bbq recipe.



  • 8 sardines, washed and gutted
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the barbecue for direct cooking.
  2. Rub the oil all over the sardines.
  3. Arrange the fish in a single layer on the barbecue and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked and charred.
  4. Remove from the heat and season to taste.  


  • This is a simple recipe that can be jazzed up in any way you like. Serve it plain as a starter with a squirt of lemon juice or serve as part of a salad as a main meal.
  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: Portuguese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 161
  • Sodium: 242mg
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 11.8g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg