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Portuguese Sardine Pasta

A bit of the Portuguese love for sardines into a pasta dish.

Portugal loves its sardines. A lot of times these are cooked very plainly - with only a bit of salt on top and cooked on the grill - and despite their simplicity they taste amazing.

Other times sardines are eaten from a can - a process that has deep roots in Portugal, stretching as far back as the second part of the 1800s.

While I adore grilled sardines (it's something that we use to have in Romania during summer months), I was not sure that I'll find fresh sardines (I was wrong btw) and, while I was doing my research, another recipe caught my attention so, instead, I committed to making Pasta with caned sardines, cherry tomatoes and olives instead. To be honest, as finger-licking good as they may be, "Sardines with salt on top" is also not much of a recipe - so that also played a role in my decision.

I chose Farfalle for my dish (because how can you not love pasta that looks like a bow), however you can choose any type of pasta that speaks to you.

I adapted the recipe from travelportugal and played with proportions to ensure that servings have a good protein to pasta ratio.

This recipe is part of the 2020 - Week 32 - Portuguese Menu. Look under Menus for all other recipes of the series or Subscribe to our mailing list and receive complete weekly menu ideas with everything from the grocery shopping list to all standardized recipes in a menu, as well as an organized Order of Cooking list to save you time in the kitchen.

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Portuguese Sardine Pasta
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Bom appetite!

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