Sardines Spaghetti




Serves 2

      • 200 g fresh long pasta – spaghetti or tagliatelle
      • 3 Tbsp oil
      • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
      • 2 garlic cloves, crushed with salt
      • 1 whole chilli, split on the stalk
      • 1 200 g tin sardines
      • Juice of 1 lemon
      • Basil leaves


      • In a wok or frying pan heat 2 Tbsp oil and mix in the breadcrumbs. Cook until brown, remove from the pan and keep.
      • Boil the pasta for 4 minutes.
      • Wipe the wok and heat 1 Tbsp oil
      • Fry the garlic and almost immediately add the chilli. Cook for a minute but do not brown.
      • Tip the sardines in with the garlic and chilli
      • Crush the sardines with the back of the spoon, and heat.
      • Transfer the drained cooked pasta to the sardine mixture.
      • Add the lemon juice.
      • Serve sprinkled with the crisp breadcrumbs and basil leaves.

Suggestions: Use sardines in tomato sauce and leave out most of the lemon juice.



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