Fresh baked sardines







Cook Time

35-40 Min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced into rings
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large courgettes, cut into sticks
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 sardine fillets
  • 75g/3oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté for 2–3 minutes. Add the courgettes and cook for about 5 minutes until golden. Stir 2 tablespoons of the thyme into the mixture.
  • Put half of the onions and half of the courgettes in the bottom of a large ovenproof dish. Top with the sardine fillets and half of the Parmesan. Put the remaining onions and courgettes on top, and sprinkle with the remaining thyme.
  • Mix the eggs and milk together in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the vegetables and sardines in the dish. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes until golden and set. Serve immediately
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