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Smoky Grilled Sardines with Tomato Chutney

Highly nutritious, sardines are packed full of all the healthy omega fats – and they make excellent eating.

Gas braai
Kettle Braai Direct Wood or Charcoal Fire

Serves 6–8



  1. Combine the paprika, soy sauce, oil and sugar. Set aside.
  2. Scale the sardines and cut off the heads. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit down the belly and gut the fish. Rinse well and dry using paper towel. Cut slits in the flesh.
  3. Place the sardines in a large bowl and pour over the smoked paprika mixture and rub into the fish.
  4. Just before serving, place the fish over a hot fire for 3–4 minutes per side. Serve with chutney, and lemon wedges if desired.