With 1 small can of Sardines, you can create a variety of dishes. I tend to use Soy Sauce to season canned Sardines, but I didn’t use Soy Sauce for this one. It’s a Tomato flavoured Spaghetti dish, almost identical to my Puttanesca dishes. Please use a can of Sardines in Olive Oil, so you won’t waste anything. This is a quick and easy recipe for 1 serving. Olives and Capers are optional, but I highly recommend to add them.
1 serving Spaghetti
Salt for cooking Spaghetti
1 can (110g) Sardines in Olive Oil
1/4 Onion *thinly sliced
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
Chilli Flakes as required *optional
1 Ripe Tomato *cut into small pieces
*Note: 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste can be added if Tomato lacks flavour
Salt & Black Pepper
2 Olives *optional, sliced
1 teaspoonful Capers *optional, coarsely chopped
Finely chopped Parsley
- Cook Spaghetti in boiling salted water according to the instruction on the package.
- Tip the Oil and Liquid in the can of Sardines into a frying pan. Add Onion, Garlic and Chilli Flakes, and cook over medium low heat until Onion is soft.
- Add Tomato and cook for a few minutes, season with Salt & Black Pepper, then add Olives, Capers and Sardines, and mix to combine.
- Add cooked Spaghetti with some salted water that has been cooking Spaghetti, and mix to combine. Sprinkle with Parsley and extra Black Pepper, and enjoy.