Sardines are packed with tons of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and calcium. And on the grill, they’re especially delicious.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 minutes
- Total Time: 36 minutes
- Rinse and gut the sardines under cold running water. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and paprika (to taste) in a bowl. Place the sardines in a separate bowl and coat with the mixture.
- Let marinate for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Cook the sardines for 5 to 6 minutes, turning once.
- Canned sardines are a lower maintenance option than fresh sardines. Look for them packed in olive oil as opposed to soybean oil. If fat is a concern, you can also find sardines packed in water or tomato sauce.
- Sardines may be eaten straight out of the can or mixed with mustard and mayonnaise for a tuna salad substitute. For a protein boost, toss sardines on top of a salad or homemade pizza.