Bucatini con le Sarde

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Bucatini con le Sarde
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
816
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch wild fennel fronds, chopped
  • 12 Ounces bucatini
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 6 Ounces sardine fillets, cleaned and deboned
  • 4 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
30g
47%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Protein
31g
62%
Carbs
104g
35%
Vitamin A
38µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7.4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.8%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
56µg
70%
Calcium
186mg
19%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
70µg
18%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
29%
Magnesium
115mg
29%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
62%
Phosphorus
406mg
58%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
860mg
25%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.1%
Sodium
701mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.9%
Zinc
3mg
22%

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