Pasta With Sardine Sauce (Pasta Con Sardine Siciliano)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an authentic Sicilian pasta dish from an online site in response to a recipe request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut fish into 1" pieces.
  2. Saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat until golden.
  3. Add sardines and continue to saute and stir until almost a paste (approximately 7 minutes).
  4. Add tomato paste and 3 to 5 tomato paste cans of water to the fish and bring to boil.
  5. Add herbs (leaves only)and raisins.
  6. Reduce heat, add salt and pepper; simmer until thick.
  7. Place cold water into large pot and start to the boil.
  8. Boil pasta until al dente, drain and toss with sauce.
  9. Serve with grated cheese on the side.


Most Helpful

I made this twice already. The first time I followed the recipe as it is and it tasted great. Loved the addition of raisins. The second time, I added fresh tomatoes and some onions to it.

Shakthi January 06, 2007

I used more sardines than called for. I also added 1 heaping teaspoon of oregano and basil plus a lot more garlic and I still found the spices to be mild, if good. The raisins are a nice touch. A nice, simple meal.

Doubting Thomas May 15, 2010

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