Chef Angelo Loria and Vince & Joe’s Founder Mimma Vitale demonstrate how to make a quick and delicious Pasta con le Sarde also known as Sicilian pasta with sardines using Cuoco Condimento per Pasta con Sarde, a classic topping and seasoning for this traditional Sicilian dish.
The pasta dish is typically eaten during the holidays and especially during Lent since it’s fish-based, light and fresh.
Here’s a recipe to help guide you through. Buon Appetito!
PASTA CON LE SARDE (PASTA WITH SARDINES)
This is a popular sauce for many special occasions, including during Lent, Christmas Eve and the feast of Saint Joseph. I like making it all the time because it is quick, easy and delicious.
1 bunch of green onions sliced thin
1 medium shallot, minced
2 mediums cloves of garlic, minced
3 tbs. olive oil
2 (2-ounce each) cans anchovies
1ea (6-ounce) can tomato paste
6 Roma tomatoes, diced
2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Dill
2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Italian Parsley
2 lb Fresh or Frozen Sardine, pine bones removed
1 quart Vince and Joe’s Marinara Sauce
¼ cup toasted pine nuts (OPTIONAL)
1 medium Head Cauliflower florets, blanched and chopped (OPTIONAL)
1 (14-ounce can Cuoco Seasoning for Macaroni with Sardines
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup plain bread crumbs, toasted
In a heavy saucepan, saute onions, shallots and garlic until translucent; add anchovies and saute until completely dissolved. Add tomato paste and Saute for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and then add diced tomatoes, sardines and dill. Simmer uncovered on moderate heat for about five minutes. Add un-drained can of Cuoco Sarde Sauce and marinara sauce and continue cooking over moderate heat for about 10 minutes.Serve over cooked bucatini and top with toasted bread crumbs.