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Baked sardines with thyme and roast lemons

Recipe from: 5/13/2004 12:00:00 AM
recipes, seafood, bake

Ingredients 9
Servings 4
Time 10 minutes


  • 2
    whole heads of garlic
  • lots of olive oil
  • 8
    sardines, cleaned and heads left on
  • 24
    whole peppercorns
  • handful of fresh thyme
  • 2
    whole lemons
  • coarse salt
  • 2
    whole red chillies
  • 250
    black olives


35 minutes
Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
Halve the heads of garlic crossways. Drizzle with olive oil, place in a large shallow dish and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Increase the heat to 200 °C.
Thread a wooden skewer through the mouth of each sardine.
Pack into the same dish as the garlic. Add the peppercorns and strew with fresh thyme.
Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice all over the sardines, then place the lemons, cut side down in the dish.
Salt the sardines, add the chillies and olives. Drizzle with lots of olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
Serve with a green salad and lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices.

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