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Sicilian-Style Pasta

with Sardines and Fennel
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Sicilian-Style Pasta

Sicilian-Style Pasta - A sun-kissed Mediterranean meal, straight from the oven

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 15 min.
Ready in
Calories:
762
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie762 kcal(36 %)
Protein51 g(52 %)
Fat28 g(24 %)
Carbohydrates72 g(48 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage17.5 g(58 %)
Vitamin A1.3 mg(163 %)
Vitamin D15.1 μg(76 %)
Vitamin E13.6 mg(113 %)
Vitamin B₁0.8 mg(80 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin23.9 mg(199 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate136 μg(45 %)
Pantothenic acid2 mg(33 %)
Biotin19 μg(42 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C82 mg(86 %)
Potassium1,473 mg(37 %)
Calcium387 mg(39 %)
Magnesium208 mg(69 %)
Iron11.2 mg(75 %)
Iodine50 μg(25 %)
Zinc8.3 mg(104 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.6 g
Uric acid712 mg
Cholesterol39 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
2
Fennel bulbs (600 grams)
3
3
5 tablespoons
1
½
2 tablespoons
1 pinch
11 ounces
2 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
Breadcrumbs (Preferably wholegrain)
12
cleaned Sardines (each about 50 grams)
2 ½ tablespoons
1 ounce
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Small bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Brush, 1 Lid, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Oven rack

Preparation steps

1.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 1

Rinse fennel, reserving green tops. Halve bulbs, then thinly slice. Peel and finely chop 2 of the garlic cloves. Peel the onions and slice thinly.

2.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add fennel, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 20 minutes.

3.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 3

Meanwhile, juice orange and lemon. Season fennel mixture with salt and pepper. Add raisins, saffron, and orange and lemon juices. Continue cooking, covered, about 10 minutes.

4.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 4

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain in a sieve and rinse with cold water. Halve remaining garlic clove. Rub a large baking dish (40 x 25 cm or approximately 16 x 10 inches) with garlic, then lightly coat with olive oil. Transfer spaghetti to baking dish.

5.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 5

Finely chop pine nuts. In a small bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, pine nuts and a few drops of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

6.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 6

Rinse sardines, pat dry and season lightly with salt inside and out. Dredge lightly in flour, tapping off excess. Heat remaining olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the sardines about 2 minutes per side.

7.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 7

Layer the fennel and onion mixture evenly over the spaghetti.

8.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 8

Lay the sardines on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture on top, and top with small pieces of butter. Bake in preheated oven at 200°C (fan not recommended, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection not recommended) for about 12 minutes.

9.
Sicilian-Style Pasta preparation step 9

Meanwhile, chop the reserved fennel fronds. Sprinkle over the fish just before serving.