Pasta with sardines


500g bucatini or spaghetti

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

a bunch of fennel leaves

a garlic clove


pine nuts or almonds

fresh sardines

How to make it

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fennel leaves, then drain and cut them. 
  2. Put the fennel in a large pan with oil, garlic, raisin and crushed almonds (or pine nuts). after 5 minutes add the sardines and cook trying to keep the sardines intact.
  3. cook the bucatini or spaghetti in the the same perfumed water where the fennel boiled and when the pasta is almost done (still a bit tough), drain, and add it to the sardine sauce and stir.