In Greek: σαρδέλες ριγανάτες, pronounced sar-THEH-les ree-ghah-NAH-tes
The hardest part of this recipe may be finding fresh sardines. This is a favorite dish all over Greece, and an easy one to make. The recipe calls for fresh sardines, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 2 – 2 1/2 pounds of fresh sardines
- sea salt
- freshly ground pepper
- Greek oregano (rigani)
- 5-6 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of water
Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C).
Remove scales and intestines from the sardines, leaving heads intact.
Lay sardines in a baking pan and top with all remaining ingredients, using salt, pepper, and oregano to taste (don’t skimp), sprinkling evenly.
Bake at 355°F (180°C) for about 45 minutes.