Sicilian Spaghetti With Sardines

Sicilian Spaghetti With Sardines

Sicilian spaghetti with sardines is a dish that originates from the heart of Sicily. This Mediterranean meal is perfect for any seafood fan! The Sicilian spaghetti with sardines dish can feed a party of 4 people.


  • 12 fresh sardines, cleaned with bone
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup of dill sprigs
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins, soaked in water
  • 1/2 cup of fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • all-purpose flour for dusting salt

How to prepare:

  1. Wash the sardines and pat dry on paper towels. Open them out flat, and cut in half lengthwise.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry until golden. Add the dill and cook gently for a minute or two. Add the pine nuts and raisins and season with salt. Dry-fry the bread crumbs in a frying pan until golden. Now set aside.

  3. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water according to the instructions on the package until al dente. Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Dust the sardines with flour and fry in the hot oil for 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Drain the spaghetti and return to the pan. Add the onion mixture and toss well. Transfer the spaghetti mixture to a serving platter and arrange the fried sardines on the top. Sprinkle with the toasted bread crumbs and serve immediately.

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