Baked Sardines Greek Style

We had some fresh sardines in the freezer and were looking for good ideas to use them. Even though sardines are a favourite delicacy in South India, i.e., Kerala and Tamil Nadu (called mathi or challai), when we think of sardines, Greece, Portugal and Italy come to mind. After doing some research, we decided to try out this traditional Greek preparation. What a find! Very simple, yet very delicious baked sardines Greek style. All flavours work very well together, none is overpowering and you can still taste the fresh sardines. It is excellent as a snack along with some chilled beer or as a main dish with a simple green salad on a hot day - like we are having this summer over here. OPA! :o)

You will need:
~700 g of fresh sardines, cleaned
~5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
~1 tbsp of oregano
lots of olive oil
1/2 lime juice and some lime for serving

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C degrees.

2. Line up the sardines on a baking dish and generously sprinkle with salt, oregano, garlic, fresh juice of 1/2 lime and lots of olive oil.

3. Bake the sardines for about 40-45 minutes. Serve right away with along with lime wedges.