Bucatini con le Sarde

Bucatini con le Sarde
Staff Writer
Bucatini con le Sarde

The Leopard at Des Artistes

Bucatini con le Sarde

It's impossible to go to Southern Italy without trying pasta con le sarde, the famous and most traditional of Sicilian dishes. The Sicilians are masters at blending sweet with salty and savory flavors, and pasta con le sarde is the perfect dish for both the peak of summer's heat and a cold winter's night as it can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature.

3
Servings
204
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • bunch wild fennel fronds, chopped
  • 12  Ounces  bucatini
  • 1/4  Cup  plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • small red onion, chopped
  • 6  Ounces  sardine fillets, cleaned and deboned
  • anchovies
  • 1  Tablespoon  pine nuts
  • 1  Tablespoon  raisins
  • Pinch of  wild fennel pollen
  • 1/4  Cup  plus 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, toasted

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat and prepare an ice bath.

Blanch the wild fennel fronds until just wilted and transfer to the ice bath. Return the water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, drain, and reserve some of the cooking water for the sauce.

In a sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and fennel fronds until golden. Then, add the sardine fillets and anchovies, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pine nuts, raisins, and wild fennel pollen. If the sauce is too dry, add some cooking water, and simmer the sauce for a few minutes.

Add the pasta to the sauce, and mix very well for about 1 minute. Top with the breadcrumbs and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
119mg
37%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
250mg
36%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
191mg
13%
Water
47g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%