Barbecued sardines with rocket and lemon salsa

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Barbecued sardines
Barbecued sardines
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Triple tested: Pretend you're in the Med with the fabulous taste of fresh sardines livened up with rocket and lemon. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 12 fresh sardines, cleaned and kept whole
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, to garnish

For the salsa

  • Zest of 2 lemons, juice of 1
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves only
  • Small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 50g wild rocket, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced


  1. Season the sardines and brush with 1tbsp oil. Barbecue for 2-3 mins on each side depending on size, until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together all the salsa ingredients and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Transfer the sardines to a warm platter, spoon over the salsa and serve immediately
    with the lemon wedges.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 365(kcal)
  • Fat 22.0g
  • Saturates 6.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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