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Grilled Sardines with Hot Pepper Dressing


Sardines grilled and dressed with a hot pepper, garlic, oregano and olive oil dressing.


  • 750g whole frozen sardines, thawed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/21 tsp chili flakes, or as much as you like
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Heat barbecue to high.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Clean, gut, remove gills and scales from the fish.
  4. Pat dry and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  5. Place the Cookina Grilling Sheet on the hot grill.
  6. Place sardines on the Cookina Grilling Sheet in a single layer.
  7. Allow them to brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Remove to a serving platter.
  9. Immediately drizzle with the hot pepper dressing and a squeeze of lemon.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe can be made without the Cookina Grilling Sheet but be sure to clean and oil the grill.
  • Do not attempt to flip them until they easily release or they will break apart and stick to the grill!
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