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Spaghetti with sardines

Spaghetti with sardines

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This storecupboard supper is super quick and superhealthy to boot

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal495
fat14g
saturates2g
carbs77g
sugars5g
fibre5g
protein21g
low insalt1.07g
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Ingredients

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 227g can chopped tomato
  • x cans skinless and boneless sardines in tomato sauce
  • 100g pitted black olives , roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers , drained
  • small handful parsley , chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a medium pan and cook the garlic for 1 min. Add the chilli flakes, tomatoes and sardines, breaking up roughly with a wooden spoon. Heat for 2-3 mins, then stir in the olives, capers and most of the parsley. Mix well to combine.

  • STEP 2

    Drain the pasta, reserving a couple of tbsp of the water. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well, adding the reserved water if the sauce is a little thick. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with the remaining parsley.

RECIPE TIPS
TIP

Using skinless and boneless sardines in this dish make a great sustainable alternative to anchovies – they’re also cheaper and a great source of omega-3.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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