A collection of popular Portuguese recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Join us Today
Please join now to access all features.
It's Quick, Easy and Free!
Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Google

These tasty and crispy grilled sardines (sardinhas grelhadas) are ready in just 20 minutes. You can grill them on a griddle or on a BBQ.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
10 min
Ready In:
2 h 20 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe

Share this Recipe

Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Mon, Jan 4, 2021
4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
Views: 4056


2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve3 cloves of garlic, sliced1 tablespoon of smoked sweet paprika, plus extra to serve1/2 lemon, zested and wedged to serve4 sprigs of rosemary, leaves stripped and bruised1 red chili pepper, deseeded and finely chopped8 sardines, gutted Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

This site uses US measurements.
* Conversion Chart


  1. Put all of the ingredients, except the sardines, into a bowl and mix it all together.
  2. Pour into a baking dish, add the sardines and toss really well.
  3. Cover and let it chill for a few hours.
  4. Heat a BBQ or a griddle pan until hot.
  5. Cook the sardines for 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are really caramelised and charred.
  6. Put onto a serving plate, drizzle with oil and squeeze the lemon wedges over them.
Recipe & Photo Credit: olivemagazine.com


(Leave a comment if you have tried this recipe or have a question.)
Dave - Monday, August 23, 2021, 2 Months ago
Heard best cooked over pine wood, true ?

That is actually not true, you shouldn’t cook anything over pine wood, google it Dave.
2 Months ago, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (+0) (-0)
You might also like
Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe
This Portuguese roasted shrimp with garlic recipe is very easy to make, it makes a great appetizer...
Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe
This delicious Portuguese grilled mackerel with garlic sauce recipe (cavalinhas grelhadas com molho...
Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe
How to make Portuguese shrimp bread soup.
Portuguese Griddle Grilled Sardines Recipe
How to make Portuguese style fried scallops.