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!