Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Sardine and Anchovy Pasta

Cooking is normally the way I relax. Some days, after a long day at work, all I want to do is get into the kitchen and unwind. Call it weird, that's just me. Not always. After a particular stressful drama rehearsal (1 week to go and not one rehearsal with whole cast), all I wanted was something quick, easy and in the cupboard. However, like Old Mother Hubbard, the cupboards were bare. This is what I found so this is what I cooked, classic combination that works, god bless Italy. This was for 2 with plenty left over for the next day.

Doesn't look much; tasted great

What you need:

Roughly 400g linguini
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 can sardines (boneless preferably)
1 can anchovies
2 tbsp capers
1 tin of tomatoes
small handful of pitted and chopped olives
handful of chopped parsley

What you need to do:

  • Cook pasta
  • Whilst cooking chop garlic add to a pan with a slug of olive oil. Fry for a minute.
  • Chuck in the chilli flakes, sardines and anchovies.
  • Add tomatoes, capers and olives
  • Simmer for a couple of minutes then stir through pasta

Simple and incredibly cheap.


  1. This dish looks delicious. I love pasta and anchovies are a favorite of mine. I bet you don't hear that too often.

  2. Hi Susannah,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for following too! Really appreciate it. Your pasta meal looks delicious, pasta is always a favourite in my house. I have not tried with canned sardines before.
    I'm glad that you've stopped by, cos I'm happy to follow you right back! Will be back again, have a lovely day! :)

  3. Hey thanks so much for leaving a comment, got me really excited!xx