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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Sardines


Been meaning to make this for few weeks now but got sidetracked .

Like making ice cream and cookies , perhaps ?! lol

Bought two canned sardines just for this dish but you know how it is ......

Opening a can if you're too lazy to cook something for yourself .

That's the purpose of canned goods , right ? heh !

Good thing I stopped her laziness or another steamed sardines with rice , again !

Who wants to see photos of steamed sardines over rice , anyway ?! ^-^''

350 grams spaghetti
150 grams shrimp , shelled and deveined
1 can / 125 grams , Portuguese sardines in olive oil or any sardines in oil
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 small yellow bell pepper , cut
1 small red bell pepper
2 shallots , sliced
2 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 tsp chili flakes
a handful of cilantro , chopped
1/2 tsp brown sugar
some black pepper and salt
1/3 cup pasta water
some grated parmesan cheese , for sprinkling

* Boil pasta ; reserve some pasta water .
* In a large pan , add 1 tablespoon olive oil and add in the shallots , fry until soft then add in garlic ; fry until it turns lightly brown .
* Add in  the peppers , cook for 2 minutes , add in the shrimps and a dash of black pepper , cook until shrimps turns pink ; add in the sardines and chili flakes ; gently stir together with the rest of the ingredients ; add in the sugar , and salt .
* Add  in the pasta and the pasta water , stir thoroughly then add in the cheese and chopped cilantro ; adjust taste and mix well to combine . Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese . Immediately take some photos so that you can eat it while it's still hot .

7 comments:

  1. the colors beautifully compliment the pasta, Tita Lis!

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  2. Oh, this sound healthy and light , wish to have a plate now.,

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  3. This is such a nice dish. I don't have shrimps otherwise I am in a mood to make this.

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  4. what an interesting recipe! i confess i don't know my way around sardines at ALL, and i know they're supposed to be so good! and healthy too. i will have to try this out and get going with them.

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  5. i havent had sardines in my pasta but i must tell you that your dish looks very appealing to me, nice food plating too!

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  6. Holy Yum! You just combined all my favorite things! Beancurd sheets are truly wonderful, which I explored after I settled here in HK. I am in trouble because I MUST make these now. Thanks for this fantastic idea!
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