Pasta with pine nuts, broccoli, sardines & fennel

Pasta with pine nuts, broccoli, sardines & fennel

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

A typically Sicilian flavour combination - sweet raisins, spicy olive oil, crunchy pine nuts and salty fish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
462
protein
18g
carbs
67g
fat
13g
saturates
2g
fibre
7g
sugar
10g
salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus a splash
  • 500g bucatini or long pasta, like spaghetti
  • 500g purple sprouting broccoli, stalks halved if very large
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
  • 50g salted sardines, or good-quality canned sardines in oil
  • 25g pine nuts
  • 25g raisins
  • juice and zest ½ lemon
  • chilli flakes

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, with a splash of oil, then add the pasta. Cook following pack instructions, adding the broccoli for the final 5 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, gently heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and sliced garlic, and cook slowly for 2 mins. Add the fennel and cook for a couple more mins, until softened. Flake the sardines into the pan and stir around for a few more mins to break them up.
  3. Tip the pasta and broccoli into the pan with the pine nuts, raisins and lemon juice. Toss together to let the pasta absorb the oil, season well and serve immediately, scattered with lemon zest and chilli flakes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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emma_de_mornay's picture

I have been reluctant to include more oily fish in my diet, but this recipe has converted me. It is absolutely delicious -- a beautiful Mediterranean-style pasta dish that is so simple yet so very tasty. I highly recommend it!

stingray11's picture
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This was a nice dish with interesting flavour combinations. I personally would probably leave out the raisins next time as I found them a little bit too sweet. But other than that a very easy, quick and tasty midweek supper.

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Absolutely divine, and I'm not a big fan of sardines, but this is my favourite pasta!!!!

katdspencer's picture
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Delicious and easy!

stephandsolly37's picture
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Delicious and a great way to get omega 3 fats in - we used the Fish 4 Ever sardines and left out the raisins and was still tasty. Will definitely make again.

irenemorrill's picture
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Wonderful full of flavour and surprisingly easy despite the many ingredients. We love sardines and will definately be repeatin this!!!!

tiny_dancer's picture
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This recipe is wonderful! I made it exactly as the recipe states and it was really easy. The flavours work so well and it tastes so fresh with the crunchy fennel. I hadn't tried bucatini before and it was lovely. Will be making again!

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