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 ?! ^-^''
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 .