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Pasta with Sardines
Contributed by: CarolinaAdded: May 30, 2009 at 06:31 AM


Sicilian style pasta

  • 3 bunches wild fennel
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salted anchovies, boned
  • 450 grams sardines, cleaned and boned
  • 1 Tablespoon raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon pine nuts
  • saffron threads
  • 500 grams bucatini
  • salt
  • pepper
How to make it:
  1. Clean the wild fennel and boil in salted water.
  2. Drain carefully, keeping the cooking water, then chop the fennel coarsely and brown in a small amount of oil.
  3. Clean and coarsely chop the onions; brown them in plenty of oil in another pan.
  4. Add the anchovies and the tomato paste, and then stir briskly until the mixture is homogeneous.
  5. Add the sardines, the browned fennel, raisins, pine nuts, and a few threads of saffron.
  6. Cook lightly for 5 minutes, adding some of the fennel's cooking water, if necessary.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Bring the rest of the fennel's water to a boil and use it to cook the bucatini.
  9. When al dente, drain and mix in the sauce.
  10. Serve hot.