Grilled Monterey Sardines

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 to 2 servings
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5 ounces fresh sardines

1-ounce lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt


2 ripe tomatoes, chopped

3 green onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup chopped basil leaves

1/2 cup chopped red onions

1/3 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tablespoon crushed red pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Angel hair pasta and/or antipasto salad, or serving, optional


  1. Whisk together all marinade ingredients and marinate the sardines for 2 hours
  2. For the Salsa: Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat. Lightly oil the grill. Place the sardines on the preheated grill and discard marinade. Cook sardines for 5 to 7 minutes (depending on size) or until they flake easily with a fork. Serve with angel hair pasta, and/or antipasto salad, if desired.