Today I continue my “Cuccina Povera” theme with a delicious and easy to do dish: pasta with sardines.
I got from my fisherman fresh sardines which I cured in a salt and water solution for a few hours.
Once the fillets are lightly cured, I placed in a shallow pan with dry and fresh onions, garlic, chilli peppers, capers, parsley and celery.
I let the fillets cook until they dissolve into a puree. Then add canned tomatoes and tomato puree and let the mix homogenize for 20 minutes.
Once the sardines mix has been turned into a thick delicious sauce, it is time to prepare the pasta. The dish requires pasta that adsorbs the sauce. I have selected a rustic pasta coming from the island of Chios.
Once the pasta is ready, drain and combine with the sauce. Let it rest for 5 minutes, and serve immediately.
Eating the dish is like navigating in Riemann’s space (for the lovers of geometry). A manifold of flavors unfolds in your mouth.
And the total cost of the dish is low. Try it!