Sicilian style sardine pasta with bread crumbs



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb long pasta
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp drained capers
  • 2 cans sardines in oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


  1. Bring large pot of water to boil and salt it. 
  2. Put half the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When it’s hot, add garlic and then add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently,until golden and fragrant, less than 5 minutes, then remove.
  3.  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 and lemon juice . cook, stirring occasionally, until just heated through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add pasta to sardine mixture and toss well. Add parsley, most of the bread crumbs and some reserved water, if necessary, to moisten. 
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning, garnishing with more parsley and bread crumbs.
  6. Enjoy!

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