A delicious mid-week meal doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Gain a taste of Italy with this Sicilian sardine pasta with a whole bunch of ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.
SERVES 4 // COOKING TIME 15 mins
300g linguine, cooked as per packet instructions
90 ml olive oil, plus extra to fry
300g cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and black pepper
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp capers
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 red chilli, seeded
3 × 120g tin sardines in olive oil
Parsley, to garnish
1. Drizzle the warm linguine with 2 tbsp oil. Toss, then set aside.
2. Heat a glug of oil in a pan over high heat. Add the tomatoes and a large pinch of salt and fry for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3. Place the coriander, basil, ¼ cup oil, gherkins, lemon zest and juice, capers, mustard and chilli in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Season.
4. To serve, lightly toss the pasta with the sauce, tomatoes and sardines. Garnish with parsley.