Pasta with sardine it is a typical dish of Calabrian cuisine which in dialect is called ‘pasta cu a sardella’. It is one of the most loved and appreciated recipes by the inhabitants of the southern Italian region. This is a first that you can find exclusively in the restaurants of Calabria. In fact, only in this place is sardella produced, which is a spicy sauce based on chilli pepper, salt and juvenile sardines.
In the past this sauce was called the caviar of the poor. Today this sauce can easily be found in specialized supermarkets or on the internet, as long as you don’t go to Calabria for holidays and stock up on it for the whole year. Spicy and good, it far surpasses the flavor of the Apulian devila or assassina which is so fashionable today. Above all, it is a very simple and quick dish to make. So let’s see how it’s done
Pasta with sardine
- spaghetti 400 g
- pilchard 5 tablespoons
- extra virgin olive oil
- garlic 2 cloves
- bread crumbs
The first thing to do to prepare pasta with sardine is to fry the garlic, cut very thinly, in plenty of extra virgin olive oil. When the garlic is golden, remove the pan from the heat, wait a couple of minutes and add the pilchard dissolving it gently in hot oil, over medium heat. Drain the pasta al dente and dip it into the pan in which the sauce was melted. Add a handful of breadcrumbs and mix quickly. Your pasta with sardine it is ready to be served. Enjoy it very hot, as soon as it is ready. Enjoy your meal.
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