- Exported from MasterCook II
PERCIATELLI WITH FRESH SARDINES
Recipe By :MOLTO MARIO SHOW
Serving Size : Preparation Time :
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --
3 pounds fresh sardines
4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
1 medium red onion, -- chopped into 1/2-inch dice
1/4 cup currants, soaked
15 minutes in warm water -- and drained 1/4 cup pine nuts
4 anchovies (salted variety), -- rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 cup fennel leaves, -- roughly chopped
1 pound Perciatelli pasta, -- preferably Italian
1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs
2 bunches Italian parsley, finely chopped -- to yield
6 quarts water to boil and add
2 tablespoons salt.
Scale, gut and fillet sardines (you can also ask your fish monger to do
this for you).
12- to 14-inch saute pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat until
just smoking. Add onion, currants, pine nuts, anchovies and red pepper and 8 to 10 minutes. Add sardine fillets and fennel
3 to 4 minutes, until fish pieces have just
cooked, stirring carefully.
Cook pasta according to package instructions until just al dente and drain
well. Toss hot pasta into pan with sardines and stir to coat. Add 1/4 cup
toasted bread crumbs and parsley. Stir through and serve immediately.
Sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs.
Yield: 4 servings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -