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Pasta with Sarde... perhaps the best known Sicilian dish around the world! your social media marketing partner
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2 Persons
  • 1/2 Lb Bucatini
  • 1/2 Cup - Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Medium sized sardines (Remove head and bones)
  • 4 Fillets of anchovies in oil
  • 1/2 Lb - Fennel leaves
  • 2 Tbs - Pignoli (Pine nuts)
  • 2 Tbs - Currants
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • Fresh parsley
  • Hot pepper
  • 1 Tsp - Saffron
  • EV olive oil  
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  • Put the bucatini to cook in boiling water.
  • In a pot of water put to boil the fennel leaves cut in 3 parts.
  • In a saute` pan, saute` the  chopped onion and garlic in olive oil.
  • As the garlic turns blonde add the sardines and the anchovies. Break up the sardines and the anchovies with a wooden spoon in large chuncks.
  • After 3 minutes add the currants and the pignoli.
  • Saute` for 1 minute and add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add hot pepper to taste.
  • Remove the fennel leaves from the hot water, chop into small pieces and add into the saute` pan.
  • In a pot with 2 cups of hot water add the saffron and let it melt. This water will be used to color the bucatini.
  • Drain the bucatini and put back into the pot.  Pour the saffron water and stir for a few seconds. Drain the bucatini again and pour in a serving bowl.
  • Pour the sarde sauce over the bucatini. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

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Review by tlen , Saturday, 27 June 2009 vote imagevote imagevote image
Sarde are not my favorite but it is very good. your social media marketing partner
Review by joelabianca , Monday, 05 January 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
4 pots from me.. This looks great, just like when I was young. I will try it soon.. thx so much. :) your social media marketing partner