Salty Sardine: Sardines Pasta

4 months ago


Sardines Pasta

Makes 5-6 servings

3 bottles Spanish sardines in olive oil

3 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil

1 Onion, chopped

1/2 – 1 cup Extra virgin olive oil

*salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

1/2 lemon

6 basil leaves, thinly sliced

2 tsp chili flakes

5-6 cups Brown rice pasta, cooked al dente 

  1. Pour sardines onto a big plate or tray.  Scrape off any scales from the sardines with a knife.  Using a fork and spoon, open each fish and remove the tough bones. Mash remaining fillets of sardines. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.  Toss in onions and sauté until soft and fragrant.  Add the mashed sardines and cook until heated through. 
  3. Pour in olive oil and stir.  Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  4. Next, add a squeeze of lemon, chili flakes, and sliced basil leaves.  Turn off heat.
  5. Toss cooked brown rice pasta into the sardine-olive oil mixture. Serve immediately. 
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