Sardines with lemon
Not the most usual of fishes that you can find in your table but definitely one that deserves your attention. Cooking Sardines with a bit of lemon is quite easy and full of flavours.
Honestly, I don’t eat Sardines often but it is a mistake that me and many others are constantly doing. The small oily fish from the herring family is ideal lunch and dinner especially during the weekend as it will definitely bring you memories from Summer time.
When in Greece, Sardines are usually served as a starter or a part of a meze but in can work as a main dish also if you have them in big quantities. Nevertheless, the following is a classic recipe that you can find I guess almost in every restaurant in Greece and enjoy.
LEMON SARDINES IN THE OVEN
- Around 1 kl of Sardines
- Juice from 3 large lemons
- Lemon, Salt, Pepper, Oregano
- 5 cloves of Garlic
Make sure that you have properly cleaned the Sardines. Rip the head of and with your finger open them up in the middle to remove the intestines.
In a bowl, add Olive oil, Salt and pepper as well as oregano. Add the Sardines and leave them in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Pre-heat the oven. Add the sardines together with the marinade and cook them for 30 minutes in 180c