Pasta (Bucatini) Con Le Sarde (Sardines) Recipe

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Pasta (Bucatini) Con Le Sarde (Sardines)
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  1. Directions:.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Combine the raisins, red-pepper flakes and wine in a bowl; set aside.
  4. In a small saute pan, melt the butter.
  5. Add the bread crumbs and cook, stirring, until golden brown.
  6. Transfer to a bowl, stir in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and set aside.
  7. In a heavy skillet, heat 1/2 cup olive oil over medium-low heat.
  8. When hot, add the onion, garlic, fennel bulb and fennel seeds.
  9. Season with salt.
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the fennel is tender, about 25 minutes.
  11. Add the wine mixture and the sardines, breaking them into pieces with a fork.
  12. Bring to a boil and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  13. Add enough salt to the boiling water so that it tastes salty.
  14. Boil the bucatini until 'al dente', 6 to 8 minutes; strain.
  15. Return the pasta to the pot and set over low heat.
  16. Fold in the fennel-sardine mixture.
  17. Toss in the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil.
  18. Add 3/4 of the fennel fronds, the pine nuts, the capers and a quarter of the bread crumbs.
  19. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  20. Divide pasta among plates and sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs and fennel fronds over each.
  21. Serve immediately. Serves 2.
  22. That's it!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2736.03 Kcal (11455 kJ)
Calories from fat 2451.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 272.34g 419%
Cholesterol 1654.97mg 552%
Sodium 326.3mg 14%
Potassium 879.22mg 19%
Total Carbs 59.88g 20%
Sugars 2.09g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7.06g 28%
Protein 10.63g 21%
Vitamin C 18.5mg 31%
Iron 4.4mg 25%
Calcium 106.1mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 458.52 Kcal (1920 kJ)
Calories from fat 410.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.64g 419%
Cholesterol 277.35mg 552%
Sodium 54.68mg 14%
Potassium 147.34mg 19%
Total Carbs 10.03g 20%
Sugars 0.35g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.18g 28%
Protein 1.78g 21%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 31%
Iron 0.7mg 25%
Calcium 17.8mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 76.6
  • 77

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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