I love the richness and umami that sardines and anchovies bring to a dish. Dried currants, or Zante currants, are actually made from tiny grapes and not currants! Fry gently for 18-20 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened but not coloured. Don’t skip or substitute the sardines. King Oscar for everyone hehe I’m glad you tried them and loved!! If you swap half the pasta for zucchini, let me know how it turns out! I’ll walk you through this classic seafood pasta, and help make pasta con le sarde an EASY pasta dish! The unground seeds worked perfectly here. Transfer breadcrumbs to a bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Sardines have been in the news a lot lately for their health benefits so I’ve been wondering what I can make with them that would soften their intense flavor. I love this so much and am obsessed with all things fennel lately so I’m pinning this to my must make board. Add anchovy fillets and cook, stirring, until dissolved in the oil. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Sicily Meets North Africa in This Rich and Fragrant Pasta Dish, Dinner Tonight: Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy, Grilled Sardines With Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika, Easy No-Knead Olive-Rosemary Focaccia With Pistachios, Chicken Marsala With Mushrooms and Shallots, Penne Boscaiola (Woodsman-Style Pasta With Mushrooms and Bacon), Classic Baked Lasagna Bolognese (Lasagne alla Bolognese), The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole. 300 g bucatini Saffron is made from the stamens of a variety of crocus flowers, and each stamen is hand picked. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Aw thanks Dawn! Your email address will not be published. SARDINES PASTA (pasta con le sarde) SICILIAN RECIPE & HISTORY Usually the only reason I avoid cooking with a red wine is to avoid staining the food. Your email address will not be published. You can also subscribe without commenting. 1 onion  Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to incorporate. Add the pine nuts and sardines, and cook until the sardines are warmed through. Otherwise it’s not a sardine pasta recipe. Because it’s made from the tears of baby unicorns. Wash it and boil in salted water for 10 minutes. Bucatini is a thick, noodle-like pasta. 17 Comments. Your pasta dish looks delicious. I love making this recipe because it’s a quick meal made in the time it takes to cook the pasta! When not working on, thinking about, cooking and eating food, he blows off steam (and calories) as an instructor of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art. Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Such an easy and tasty dish for the weeknight, too! Chop the onion and place in a large frying pan with the chopped anchovy fillets. Because this sardine pasta recipe, which has countless variations from what seems like every Italian chef out there, always seems to feature ingredients that are expensive or hard to find. Leave a Comment on Pasta Con Sarde – Recipe Pasta con le sarde is a Sicilian dish made with sardines and anchovies! I wouldn’t have thought to throw those two together, but it totally makes sense because fennel and fish work so nicely. When the pasta is al dente, drain well. Add the raisins after draining and squeezing, add the pine nuts and allow them to cook for a minute, whilst stirring. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, add the bucatini. Add ground fennel and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat remaining 3 tablespoons (45ml) olive oil over medium heat until … Yes! Add raisins and saffron, if using. Some HTML is OK: link, strong, em. Wahoo! I have a can of King Oscar’s sardines in the pantry so you can be sure that this is going to be on my table in the very near future. This recipe for Pasta con le Sarde is a easy twist on the Sicilian classic, and features bucatini pasta with sardines and fennel. 1/3 cup minced fresh fennel leaves. Prepare the wine mixture:Warm up a little wine. with Roasted Eggplant + Cherry Tomato Sauce, Seafood Alfredo with Scallops and Pumpkin, tins sardines (high-quality), oil drained, CCPA Privacy Policy (California Residents). Pasta Con Sarde – Recipe By Diana Carlini August 12, 2020 August 12, 2020. Make the pasta sauce:Add diced onion and fennel bulb to a large pan, and cook until tender. Add garlic and anchovies to the onions, and stir until the anchovies dissolve. It is easily halved for a smaller batch. If you’re allergic to nuts, skip the pine nuts. In this case, white wine is more traditional, but the white wine is dyed red by the currants, red pepper flakes, and saffron anyway. We're giving away some Italian good luck! 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts Hi, I'm Sarah! Pasta con le Sarde (pasta with sardines) is the national dish of Sicily, in which the tradition of Italian pasta meets the Mediterranean island's seafood-focused cuisine.