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The Sardine

Red Onion, Green Pepper & Black Olives

Recipe from “My CY” Book



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  • 1 kg sardines (gutted and scaled)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 green bell peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 2 red onions (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup black olives
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 fresh chilli (finely sliced)
  • Salt & cracked black pepper


Combine the olive oil, lemon, parsley, onion, garlic & all the spices in a bowl & mix well.
Dredge the sardines one at a time through the mixture, coating well, place in an oven dish in one layer.
Pour the balance of the mixture over & cover well.
Bake at 200 °C for 20’.
Uncover, add the bell peppers & olives & continue baking for 10’ until browned.

Serves with plain boiled potatoes or village bread. If you have time allow the sardines to marinate in the sauce for a few hours.

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