Cornish Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Spaghetti a la puttanesca is a traditional dish originating from the south of Italy. The Oiliness of Cornish sardines (Tinned Sardines work really well, for this dish and can be obtained all year long) blend amazingly with the pasta and makes one of the best sauces to be prepares with fish. Have a lot of bread on hand to mop the sauce off the plates.
Prep Time: 5 Min Cook Time: 10 Min Ready In: 15 Min

For a family of Three

1 Packet Spaghetti pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 Spanish onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 lemon, juiced 1 can sardines in tomato sauce 1 pinch Red Chilli flakes 100g cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti, and cook for about 8 minutes, or to the stage it still has a bite in it(Italians call it Al dente) While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook for a few minutes until soft, then add the garlic, and cook until fragrant. Stir in the sardines with their sauce. When the sardines heat through, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the pasta is ready. When the pasta is almost done, drain, and add it to the sardine sauce. Stir, cover, and turn the heat off. Let stand for a few minutes to absorb the flavors of the sauce. Squeeze juice from the lemon over the pasta. Divide onto serving plates, and top with red chilli flakes and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot Garnished with some freshly chopped curly parsley. Sanjay Says: This recipe works equally well with herrings, incase you cannot get hold of any sardines. The use of Cheese and seafood together is a subjective thing, and depends a lot upon personal taste. You either Love it or Love it not!

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