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Chimichurri Sardines


Serves 4 10 mins preparation  |  10 mins cooking

This one’s for all the seafood lovers!


  • 12 sardines, cleaned
  • 50 ml extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Chimichurri 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 golden shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each of hot smoked paprika and ground cumin


01. For chimichurri, whisk ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.

02. Preheat a char-grill or barbecue to high heat. Brush sardines with olive oil and season with sea salt. Grill until just cooked (4-5 minutes each side), then place in a single layer in a large non-reactive baking dish. Spoon chimichurri over sardines, set aside to marinate (2 hours).

03. Just before serving, brush bread with olive oil and grill until toasted (1-2 minutes each side). Serve sardines, drizzled with chimichurri and served with crusty bread.

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