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Sartheles Psites: Baked Sardines with Garlic & Oregano

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.

Baked Sardines with Oregano & Garlic

Baked Sardines with Oregano & Garlic

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.

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