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Pasta Con Sarde – Recipe 🐟

Pasta con le sarde is a Sicilian dish made with sardines and anchovies! It's an easy meal made in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

This twist on the classic Sicilian dish incorporates tomatoes, Parmigiano, lemon and breadcrumbs. I used gemelli but any pasta shape will do! I love making this recipe because it’s a quick meal made in the time it takes to cook the pasta!

– 1 tin wild sardines in extra virgin olive oil with lemon
2 anchovy fillets in olive oil
– 1 roma tomato, diced
– 2 garlic cloves, sliced
– 6 oz pasta
– 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano
– 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
– Kosher salt
– Olive oil
– 1/2 lemon, juiced

1. Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water until al dente.
2. Meanwhile in a pan, sautee garlic, anchovies and sardines in olive oil. Break up the sardines and anchovies with a wooden spoon.
3. Add tomatoes and simmer for several minutes until pasta is ready.
4. Drain pasta, reserving a cup of the water.
5. Add cooked pasta to the pan with sardines; add breadcrumbs, Parmigiano and a splash of pasta water. Stir with a wooden spoon until pasta is coated like the picture above.
6. Squeeze half a lemon over the pasta and salt to taste, stir to combine and serve.

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