Baked Fresh Sardines Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 2 pounds (1 kg) fresh sardines
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh thyme sprig
  • 3 1/2 ounces (100 mL) dry white wine
  • 1 fresh parsley sprig
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
How to cook Baked Fresh Sardines:
  • Rinse sardines under cold, running water; clean and remove any scale from sardines.
  • Cut-off sardine heads.
  • Press juice of 1/2 a lemon; thinly slice all remaining lemons.
  • Sprinkle sardines with lemon juice.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Brush an oven-safe dish with a little olive oil.
  • Rinse and wipe dry thyme sprig.
  • Arrange thyme sprig and lemon slices over the bottom of prepared dish.
  • Arrange sardines, side-by-side on top of lemon slices.
  • Generously salt and pepper.
  • Pour in dry white wine and remaining olive oil.
  • Rinse and chop parsley sprig.
  • Mix together chopped parsley and breadcrumbs; sprinkle mixture all over sardines.
  • Bake into preheated oven for 10 minutes, sprinkling mixture once or twice with cooking liquids.
  • Sprinkle mixture once or twice with cooking liquids.
  • Serve, really hot.


Serve with a rose wine from Provence, such as Cotes-de-Provence or better, Bellet or Bandol.

This recipe for Baked Fresh Sardines serves/makes: 4

The Baked Fresh Sardines recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Sardines (more Sardines recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)

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