Pasta con le Sarde
Spaghetti or Bucatini with Sardines as found in Sicily

Pasta con le Sarde | Pasta with Sardines

Pasta Con le Sarde is a Sicilian dish that reflects Arabic influence on the island’s cuisine. The dish features either long bucatini, linguini or spaghetti in a sauce made from onions, fennel, raisins, pine nuts, anchovies, sardines, and saffron. Instead of cheese, toasted and seasoned bread crumbs are used in the usual cucina povera style to give complexity to the dish.

Pasta with Sardines may use fresh or canned sardines.

You must try this dish, especially if you plan to visit Palermo, even though you might find it anywhere in Sicily and sometimes in unlikely places such as Fivizzano in Tuscany, where we had the version shown in the picture.


Italian Name: Pasta con le Sarde
English Name: Pasta with sardines
Course: Primo Piatto
Where you're most likely to find it: Sicily