Simple Is THE Word!

I love having a well stocked pantry and being able to create anything I want, when I want. This dish I am about to share with you involves hardly any ‘real’ cooking other than boiling pasta and lightly sautéing garlic as well as the breadcrumbs! The rest of the ingredients gets tossed in a large bowl with the lot of it and, VOILA! So, what did I say again? Simple is THE word!

Lemon-Garlic Sardine & Tuna Fettuccine

Lemon-Garlic Sardine & Tuna Fettuccine

The Ingredients

8 ounces fettuccine

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 x 4-ounce can sardine in tomato sauce, flaked

1 x 4-ounce can tuna in water, flaked

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


First, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Once cooked, drain.

Whilst the pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Then, add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and sizzling but not brown for about 20 seconds. Immediately transfer the garlic and oil to a large bowl.

Next, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Then, add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring until crispy and golden brown for approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Once golden brown, transfer to a plate.

At this point, whisk lemon juice, pepper and salt into the garlic oil. Then, add the pasta to the bowl along with sardines, parsley and Parmesan. Using a tong, gently combine then plate. FYI, this dish is good for 4 servings. Be sure to sprinkle with the breadcrumbs before serving! Bon appetite en eet smakelijk!

(Recipe adapted from Eating Well)


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