Spaghetti with sardines

I’m giving up! I still don’t have all of my content back, but I will try to build it back. I am working on the infamous award post, hopefully I will have it back up by tomorrow. In the mean time, here a new recipe!

Another simple pasta for a simple dinner or lunch.  I know I am always eating pasta, but I like it! It is easy to make, it changes flavor completely depending to what you add, it is comforting without being heavy, it is quick, I always have it in my pantry, . I mean, I know carbs are not supposed to be the best source of energy, but if I don’t have my dose of carbs once a day or so, I start having craves for it. For me pasta is good mood food, while the commercial food… not so much.
Anyway, this is a very simple pasta which will satisfy your salty cravings….

Ingredients

  • 1lb spaghetti
  • 1 tin sardines preserved in oil
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 1 spoon capers
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • salt
  • EVOO

Directions

  1. As usual I started by warming up a pot of water for cooking my pasta. While the water was coming to a boil, I put a bit of oil in a small pan and added in my peeled and crushed garlic cloves. I prefer to crush garlic rather than mincing it because then is easy to pick out the garlic cloves for the picky eaters plus the flavor crushed garlic gives off is much more subtle than the flavor given off by minced garlic
  2. I let the garlic soften up without browning, to do that keep the oil at a relatively low temperature, and added some chili flakes and some capers. When the garlic was relatively soft, I added in my sardines. I broke them up and added a splash of white wine. pretty soon the sardines and the garlic will melt into the wine creating sort of a creamy sauce.
  3. At this point your water should be boiling so salt it and add your spaghetti (I used whole wheat spaghetti but any kind of long pasta will do). Mix the spaghetti well and cook them for the time indicated on the package (usually about 10-12 minutes).
  4. Add to the creamy sardines sauce a bit of tomato sauce, just enough to give the sauce a bit of color. Cook the sauce until the pasta is ready. Drain the pasta and mix it with the sauce, in the hot pot you used to cook (use the pasta pot, the sauce pot is almost never big enough. Serve warm
  5. Another meal that is ready in about 20 minutes!

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