Recipe courtesy of Mark Pastore

Bruschetta with Fresh Monterey Sardines

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 thick slices Italian bread

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 clove garlic

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

4 fresh sardines, cleaned and filleted (you should have 8 fillets total)

1 lemon

1 teaspoon chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Lightly oil bread slices with olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Place in oven and toast until golden brown and crisp.
  3. While toast is still warm, rub 1 side of each slice with the fresh garlic. Place 2 sardine fillets, silver skin side facing up, on each toast and put back on the baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove tray from oven and garnish with just a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.