Oily Fish Spaghetti Bowl

Recipe author: EAT SMARTER
Oily Fish Spaghetti Bowl
30 min.


for 4 servings
4 cups
fresh, cleaned and boned Sardine
Fennel bulb (with leaves)
¼ cup
2 tablespoons
chopped Dill
2 cloves
1 teaspoon
½ teaspoon
grated lemon zest
6 tablespoons
freshly ground peppers
small onion
0.333 cup
1 pinch
14 ounces
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Preparation steps

Step 1/6
Wash the sardines and divide into two fillets. Trim and wash the fennel and cut into eighths lengthwise. Then slice very thinly, lengthwise, using a mandolin if available. Reserve the fennel leaves.
Step 2/6
Blanch the fennel in boiling, salted water for 1 minute, refresh in cold water and drain, retaining the cooking water. Take 250 ml of the cooking water and soak the raisins in it.
Step 3/6
Finely chop the fennel leaves. Mash the anchovy fillets, peel and press the garlic. Finely crush the fennel seeds in a mortar. Mix the anchovies, garlic, fennel leaves and dill with the lemon rind and 3 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 4/6
Peel the onion and chop very finely. Boil a large pan of water for the pasta, add plenty of salt and cook the pasta until al dente.
Step 5/6
At the same time heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and sweat the onion until translucent. Add the sardines and sauté over a medium heat. Add the fennel, the raisins with the soaking liquid, anchovy paste and pine nuts.
Step 6/6
Dissolve the saffron in a little water and mix in. Season with salt and pepper and cook gently for 4-5 minutes. Drain the pasta, mix with the sauce and serve immediately.