Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pesto Spanish Sardines Pasta: A Remake

There's a saying that goes, "One is enough, two is too much..."Uh uhhh, not for this!!! I'm referring to the Spanish Sardines Pasta which was my welcome post this year. My daughter, Ayana Grace, bought a bottle of pesto from the grocery store last month (she usually does...we seldom run out of pesto sauce in our cupboard) and I just wasn't able to resist making another try of the Pesto Spanish Sardines Pasta so here it is...

2 tbsps reserved oil from bottled sardines
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup diced tomato
1 cup flaked Spanish sardines
1/3 cup Pesto sauce
1/4 cup pitted black olives
1/4 cup button mushrooms
1/2 kilo pasta noodles, cooked according to package instructions
salt and pepper to taste
Whole pieces of Spanish sardines (1 piece as topping per serving)
Parsley for garnish


  1. In a large saute pan, heat oil from sardines. Add olive oil as needed.
  2. Saute garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add diced tomatoes.
  4. Add flaked sardines and cook for a minute.
  5. Add Pesto sauce, olives and mushrooms. Simmer for another minute.
  6. Toss in cooked pasta.
  7. Season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Place two pieces of sardines and some parsley over pasta on serving dish to garnish and one piece of sardines each per serving plate.

This dish is a product of the recipe from Yummy Magazine with some modifications I made. Click here to view my previous post where I featured Yummy's original Spanish Sardines Pasta recipe.

Well, it's always better the second time around! ;)) Perfect with brewed coffee!

Happy Saturday to all!
Linking to:
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Home Maid Simple Foodie Friday


  1. Hum...I've never actually had sardines, but this looks good!

  2. I always had small sardines growing up and I never liked them this larger size is so much more tasty. Thanks for sharing a great recipe with us on foodie friday.

  3. This looks like a really easy and tasty dish! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends last week - I hope you'll join us again tomorrow. I look forward to seeing what you've been working on this week! :)

  4. I love Spanish sardines! Will 1 can of sardines be enough for this recipe? :)

    1. A can or bottle of sardines will just be enough for half a kilo of pasta. Thank you for crossing over.


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