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The average weight of a fresh sardine is 3 to 6 ounces, but they can grow up to about a pound. The number of servings and serving size will vary depending on the size of the fish you find.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2010


Credit: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 3 fish)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the first 3 ingredients in a mini food processor, and process until pureed. Add olive oil and kosher salt to shallot mixture; pulse to combine. Place sardines in a shallow dish; rub inside and outside of fish evenly with shallot mixture. Cover and chill for 3 hours.

  • Prepare charcoal fire in a chimney starter; let coals burn until flames die down. Pour hot coals out of starter; pile on one side of grill. Coat grate with cooking spray; put grate in place.

  • Place sardines over direct heat; grill for 2 minutes on each side. Move fish over indirect heat, and grill for 5 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

143 calories; fat 7.6g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3.9g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 12.7g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 69mg; iron 0.3mg; sodium 368mg; calcium 6mg.