I am a big fan of famous Italian dish ‘Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino’. However, it is not a very nutritious dish. I often add extra ingredients. Canned Sardines in Olive Oil is what I often add to the dish. You can use whole content. I can’t help adding a small amount of Soy Sauce to it, but it is optional.


1 Serving


1 serving Spaghetti
Salt for cooking Spaghetti
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic *Sliced OR coarsely chopped
Dried Chilli OR Chilli Flakes as required
1 can (110g) Sardines in Olive Oil
Salt & Black Pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped Parsley
Soy Sauce *optional

  1. Cook Spaghetti in boiling salted water according to the instruction on the package.
  2. When Spaghetti are nearly cooked, heat Olive Oil and Garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. When aromatic, empty the can of Sardines into the pan, add Chilli, and simmer for a minute.
  3. Add the cooked Spaghetti with 2-3 tablespoons salted water that has been cooking Spaghetti, and season with Salt & Black Pepper.
  4. Add Parsley and mix to combine. I like to add a small amount of Soy Sauce at the end of cooking, but it is optional.