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Pasta con le Sarde alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pasta with Sardines)

Makes 6 servings:

  • 500 g of pasta
  • 500 g of cleaned and boned sardines
  • 50 g raisins soaked in warm water
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 1 packet of saffron
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 500 g of fresh wild fennel
  • 1/2 glass of white wine
  • 1 teaspoon of salted capers chopped

In a frying pan fry the chopped onion with some oil, then add the sardines, and if need some more olive oil, taking care to turn them often because they have to stick together’

Fry for about ten minutes, then add pine nuts, capers, raisins and saffron and mix well.

Add the wine and let evaporate a little, finally you should add the chopped fennel that has been boiled in salted water first for a few minutes.

After having drained the pasta, garnish your beautiful dish.

Buon Appetito !

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