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BBQ Sardines

BBQ Sardines

Looking to cook a fish dish on the BBQ? This paprika based BBQ Sardines recipe is so quick and easy to prepare but tastes delicious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine Seafood


  • 8 Sardines (Cornish)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
  • 1 Zest of a Lemon
  • ½ Juice of a Lemon


  • Mix all the ingredients together with the exception of the salt. Add the sardines and ensure they are covered well with the marinade. Place back into the fridge until ready to cook. For this cook, they were marinating for 4 hours.
  • Light the BBQ and set up a direct and indirect zone. Remove the sardines from the fridge and place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle the sardines with salt.
    Sardines Cooking
  • When the BBQ is ready, cook the sardines for 2 minutes on each side. I also did some garlic sourdough so I moved the sardines to the indirect area whilst I cooked the sourdough. This took around 1 minute. remove and serve immediately.
Keyword Fish, Sardines, Seafood