Sardines in Vine Leaves with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

BBQ Recipes, Fish

Ziegler & Brown has some delicious and healthy recipes to cook your Ziggy BBQ. Check out this gorgeous sardine dish with a twist!

  • Prep Time:N/A
  • Cooking Time:8 -10
  • Serves:4
  • 1 bunch of oregano
  • 12 sardines
  • 12 marinated vine leaves, rinsed (optional)
  • 2 anchovies
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced preserved lemon rind
  • 1 handful of flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves, chopped
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes cut into halves
  • 75 g Kalamata olives, pitted
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 150 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Coconut oil, for cooking
  1. Place a sprig of oregano inside each sardine and then wrap in a vine leaf.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. To make the dressing, crush the anchovies in a bowl with a fork. Chop the remaining oregano and add to the anchovies along with the garlic, preserved lemon, parsley, tomatoes, olives, lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Brush the sardines with a little coconut oil, then cook on a medium barbecue hotplate for 4 minutes on each side
  5. Serve three sardines per person, topped with the dressing.
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