Facile Pasta con Sarde

Facile Pasta con Sarde

(Easy Pasta with Sardines)

Pasta Con Sarde is a well-known Sicilian dish. It involves scaling and cleaning fresh sardines, and gathering other ingredients like pine nuts, raisins, and fresh fennel fronds. It’s delicious but not the simplest sauce to make. Here’s a short cut version – Facile Pasta con Sarde.
Facile Pasta con Sarde
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt, black, and red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 can sardines packed in olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs. ripe tomatoes
  • ½ pound long pasta
Grate the tomatoes on the large holes of a box grater and set aside.Facile Pasta con SardeFacile Pasta con Sarde

Sauté the garlic in oil in a pot on low heat. Add the salt and pepper and the sardines. Break up the sardines and simmer for 5 minutes.
Facile Pasta con Sarde

Add the tomatoes to the pot. Bring it to a boil, lower heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.Facile Pasta con Sarde

In another pot of salted water, cook the pasta until almost done and add it to the sauce to finish cooking.Facile Pasta con Sarde

 Definitely no cheese on this sauce but a sprinkle of toasted breadcrumbs or chopped parsley would be fine.Facile Pasta con Sarde

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