Pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines)

Pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines)


David Prior shares this classic Sicilian sardine pasta recipe thats flavoured with fennel fronds and sweet sultanas.

The ingredient of Pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines)

  1. 300g bucatini or other long dried pasta
  2. 150ml extra virgin olive oil
  3. 2 cups (140g) fresh breadcrumbs
  4. 1 large onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 small fennel bulb, finely chopped, fronds reserved
  6. 1 1/2 tbs tomato paste
  7. 4 anchovies, drained on paper towel
  8. 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine
  9. 12 fresh sardine fillets
  10. 1/3 cup (55g) sultanas
  11. 1/3 cup (50g) pine nuts, toasted
  12. Generous pinch saffron threads

The instruction how to make Pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines)

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to packet instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup (250ml) water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a frypan over medium heat, then add breadcrumbs and cook, tossing, for 2-3 minutes until golden. Transfer crumbs to a bowl and wipe pan clean.
  3. Heat remaining 75ml oil in the pan over medium heat.
  4. Add onion and fennel, and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, for a few seconds. Add anchovies and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until melted and combined. Add wine and bring to a simmer. Add sardine fillets, sultanas, pine nuts and saffron, then stir to combine. Add enough of the reserved cooking water to loosen the mixture, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes until slightly reduced. Season, then toss sauce with the bucatini.
  5. To serve, scatter the pasta with the toasted breadcrumbs and top with the reserved fennel fronds.

Nutritions of Pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines)

calories: 611.84 calories
calories: 37.6 grams fat
calories: 5 grams saturated fat
calories: 46.3 grams carbohydrates
calories: 4.4 grams sugar
calories: 22.9 grams protein
calories: 112 milligrams cholesterol
calories: 620 milligrams sodium
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