Sardine pasta with olives, chilli, lemon and garlic

Tinned fish is a must in your pantry; here’s how to serve up a tasty meal with sardines.
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Recipe from: 11 January 2016
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min


  • 500
  • 50
    olive oil
  • 2
    garlic, chopped
  • 2
    red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1
    lemon rind
  • 200
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100
    olives, pitted and halved
  • 2x 120
    sardines in tomato sauce
  • fresh basil
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Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. In the meanwhile, heat some oil in a heavy-based pan and fry the garlic and chilli over mild heat until aromatic. Grate the lemon rind and stir the tomatoes, olives and sardines, through, until warm.

Drain the spaghetti and stir the sauce through while still warm. Sprinkle some basil and lemon juice over to taste and serve immediately.

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