Spaghetti with sardines

Spaghetti with sardines

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This storecupboard supper is super quick and superhealthy to boot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal495
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.07g
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Ingredients

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 227g can chopped tomato
  • 2 x 95g cans skinless and boneless sardines in tomato sauce
    Sardine

    Sardine

    sar-deen

    Sardines are named after the island of Sardinia, where they were once found in abundance. Found…

  • 100g pitted black olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • small handful parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  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.

  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.

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fuji115
17th Mar, 2011
5.05
Very nice midweek dish. I cooked for two but kept the amounts for the sauce as per the recipe which serves 4. We didn't have much sauce left. Keep it in mind if you do cook for 4.
georginamcvean
17th Mar, 2011
5.05
Excellent! When I first made this I didn't have any tinned sardines but I did have tinned mackerel in a hot spicy sauce. This which works just as well especially if you love big flavours.
cadaveria
17th Mar, 2011
not sure about the capers, they look like rabbit droppings
amberevans
17th Mar, 2011
3.05
I don't know why but this recipe didn't really work for me. The sauce is lovely and I usually love sardines but, personally, I didn't think they combined well. I have made it again but with prawns instead which I much preferred.
lizzafezza
9th Mar, 2011
4.05
Mega quick and cheap to make. Was enjoyed by all the family including my two year old.
phantom
9th Mar, 2011
5.05
My husband and I love this recipe, easy to make and so tasty!

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