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 .


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

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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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