Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Sardines

Summertime is grilled sardines season in Portugal. June 13, Saint Anthony’s Day is celebrated by snacking on grilled sardines. On our visit to Alfama in the beginning of June, the celebration has commenced. Stalls lined the festive streets and the air was filled with the smell of sardines being grilled over coal.My husband was drooling. However, we were headed with our group to a Fado Night, so we couldn’t stop for sardines. He got his chance to have grilled sardines the following day in Cascais. It was served with boiled potatoes. My husband was very pleased with his plate. He did not expect to be served four whole pieces of grilled sardines.We enjoy canned sardines often, but has never had fresh sardines in the US. It was a treat! 


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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4 Responses to Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Sardines

  1. I love sardines, very savoury

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  2. PaulaIdalina says:

    Wow, good for you! I never developed a taste for sardines, don’t even like looking at them. If you ever find yourself in NJ in early to mid-June (around June 10th) there is a huge street festival in the Ironbound section of Newark to celebrate Dia de Portugal…lots and lots of grilled sardines plus lots of other goodies all along Ferry Street.

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