Grilled sardines in a herbal lemon marinade on a grill plate, top view. Grilled seafood, fish, barbecue

Serves 2-4


0.5kg fresh sardines cleaned and rinsed
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 tsp French mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice plus extra lemon for serving 1 tbsp dry oregano
1 tsp paprika
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped freshly ground pepper
pinch of salt


Preheat the grill to 250 C. If using wet wood chips along side the charcoal, throw on the coals when the sardines hit the grill.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, setting aside the parsley to garnish.

Add the sardines into the bowl and mix gently, coating the fish well.

Line up the fish on the grill and them cook for about 7 to 10 minutes on each side, until skin is crispy and fish is cooked to perfection. Keep in mind that cooking times vary according the fish size, so a keen eye is required here.

Garnish with fresh parsley and a good squeeze of lemon.