Pasta with Sardines, bread crumbs and Capers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 257.8
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.6 mg
  • Sodium: 241.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    1 onion, chopped
    1 lb long pasta
    1 tsp grated lemon zest
    2 T drained capers
    2 cans sardines in oil
    1/2 c chopped parsley


Bring large pot of water to boil and salt it. Put half the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When it's hot, add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently,until golden and fragrant, less than 5 minutes, then remove. Add remaining oil and onion to pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, add pasta to boiling water and cook until just tender; drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Turn the heat under the onions to medium high and add lemon zest, capers and sardines; cook, stirring occasionally, until just heated through, about 2 minutes.
Add pasta to sardine mixture and toss well. Add parsley, most of the brad crumbs and some reserved water, if necessary, to moisten. Taste and adjust seasoning, garnishing with more parsley and bread crumbs. Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HANELAINE.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was about to post a very similar recipe, then saw that HANELAINE beat me to it! I cut the lemon zest into strips, fry it with the capers until crisp & fragrant. Remove from the pan & proceed to sautee 3 cloves minced garlic. Finish with long strips of carrot for crunch. A flavor explosion! - 4/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is recipe is the bomb period! I have substituted fresh dill for the parsley, added 3 cloves of garlic minced finely and it
    was wonderful too.
    - 5/27/10

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  • Very yummy and filling. Easy to make-even the breadcrumbs. Sure to become a staple. - 8/6/13

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  • I used veggie broth instead of wine and it was wonderful! So-o-o much better than just eating sardines out of the can! - 8/20/11

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  • Fast, tasty, and inexpensive! Excellent recipe. I usually add garlic and sometimes a few shakes of hot pepper flakes and/or multi-colored bell pepper slices. Nice for using up leftover pasta, too. I generally use less pasta than quoted. - 7/25/11

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