Grilled Sardines with Bruschetta

Preparation time:
10 mins
Cooking time:
8 mins

Give brushetta a boost of flavour with sardines


Juice of half a lemon
2 tbs lemon-thyme leaves, divided
12 whole sardines, gutted and cleaned
3 tbs olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp sea salt
Cracked black pepper
4 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced into ½ cm pieces
3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
4 slices sourdough-rye bread, toasted


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.

Georgina Ropiha
John Paul Urizar

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