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Pasta di San Giuseppe Recipe

on March 19, 2021

Recipe by Chef Jacquie

Ingredients for Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of fine homemade breadcrumbs

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add and breadcrumbs, sauté until golden brown.  Set aside

Ingredients for Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chopped fresh fennel
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh chopped basil
  • 4 skinless, boneless sardines
  • Cooked spaghetti, al dente

In a large saucepot, over medium heat, add oil, garlic and pepper flakes, sauté for about a minute.  Add the fennel, tomatoes, tomato paste, and basil, bring to a boil.  Lower heat, cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes, or until fennel is tender.  Add the sardines and simmer a few more minutes.

Add pasta to saucepot and toss until covered with sauce, then sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and serve.


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