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Broiled Herb-Stuffed Sardines

It ain’t chicken, folks. But without a doubt, I LOVE these Broiled Herb-Stuffed Sardines!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, Primal, seafood, Whole30
Servings: 3
Calories: 415kcal


  • 6 large fresh sardines 2 pounds total
  • 3 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley chopped medium
  • 4 green onion stalks chopped medium
  • Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon melted bacon grease
  • 1 large lemon


  • Preheat the broiler on high and position the top rack 4 inches from the heating element.
  • Take out your kitchen knife and gut the fish. Cut a shallow line along the belly of the fish and pull out the innards. Rinse the fish and pat dry.
  • Throw in the butter or ghee, parsley, green onions, salt and pepper into the food processor. Pulse until a uniform paste is formed.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling into each sardine cavity.
  • Brush the skin of the fish with the melted bacon grease and sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  • Put the prepared sardines on a wire rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet and stick them into the oven.
  • Broil for 5 minutes, flipping the fish at the halfway mark.
  • Spritz with fresh lemon juice.


Like all perishable seafood, I kept the sardines on top of a bowl of ice in the refrigerator until I was ready to cook them.
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Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 36g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g