2070 N. Clybourn Ave.    Chicago, IL. 60614                    773.404.3475

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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

  Grilled Sardines
  • These  small fish are very high in omega 3 and quite healthy for you plus they are very sustainable which is healthy for the sardine population.
  • My favorite way of cooking these tasty little fish is on the grill. Cook them whole, remove the bones and place on salad, rice, or couscous. Crispy and flavorful!
  • A great alternative to sardines are a fish called saury. Its a small mackerel from the Pacific Ocean and taste very similar. We carry them frozen all the time. Same health benefits as sardines.

  • 1 pound whole sardines, scaled and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon herbed sea salt (available at Dirk's)


  • Brush sardines with olive oil and dust with sea salt. Leave at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Place fish directly on hot grill, cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove head, slide knife along the backbone to separate the fillets and remove large bones. You may encounter a few small bones which are edible. Enjoy



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