Grilled Sardines with Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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12 fresh sardines (approximately 1 pound)

Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1 small shallot, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon coarse black pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat grill. Wash the sardines and soak in cold water for 10 minutes. Dry well. Grill the sardines for 3 to 5 minutes until just cooked through.;

Lemon-Pepper Vinaigrette:

  1. Place lemon juice and shallot in a blender and blend until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil and blend until emulsified. Add pepper and salt and blend for 5 seconds.