My quest to get some fresh-grilled sardines finally came about on Saturday! It was just a coincidence how I got it, too. We drove to a park with some friends to have a little barbecue. It was rainy, so we took cover under the shelter in the park. A group of Portuguese men were there, grilling up these fresh sardines. Our friends set up thier grill right next to the Portuguese men's grill, and we grilled our shisk-ka-bobs and hotdogs while they grilled thier sardines and a few other things. They were very generous, and offered us many of the grilled sardines. (They had a large tub full of fresh sardines). They also offered us some pork they grilled, as well as grilled sweet potatoes and onions. We shared some of our food with them, as well. They gave us each sardine on a piece of typical Portuguese bread. My husband asked the Portuguese griller if he was a fisherman. He said he was, but these sardines were from Spain, because the local ones here are way too small. The sardines were good- he grilled them sprinkled with some coarse salt, and poured whatever he was drinking at the time (beer, wine) onto them when there was any grill flare-ups. :) We ate the skin and the meat.