Grilled Sardines with  Bruschetta
Grilled Sardines with Bruschetta
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4 Servings


  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbs lemon-thyme leaves, divided
  • 12 whole sardines, gutted and cleaned
  • 3 tbs olive oil, divided
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced into Ā½ cm pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 4 slices sourdough-rye bread, toasted
  1. Method

  1. Sprinkle lemon juice and half of the lemon thyme inside sardines.
  2. Brush both sides of sardines using 2 tbs of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat grill pan and cook sardines for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until skin on the fish is crisp and golden.
  4. Combine tomatoes in a medium bowl with garlic and remaining lemon thyme and olive oil.
  5. Serve sardines on toasted rye with diced tomatoes and any juice from the tomatoes.

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