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Monday, January 28, 2013

Pasta + Sardines & a Giveaway

Pasta + Sardines

drawing is done. Channon has won!
it's been a moment. hello. we've been battling the flu here and only just now getting back into the daily hubbub. one of the things that we're going to add to the craziness of our life already is training. we have a half marathon in the spring to look forward to, and this time, we have some specific goals in mind! when we train we don't have much time in the evenings after work for elaborate meals, so it's usually eating out, pre-prepared meals or really quick put together dishes.

by nature, i am not much of a pasta person, i like noodles, which is the same but not really the same thing. dw loves his pasta and it's something of a treat that we have it at home. this dish is something that he whips up when i'm not in the mood to cook, or when we are pressed for time. it's easy, something that i've touched on before, but jazzed up with verdant peppery arugula, a sharp kick from the olives and capers, but still the homey feel good vibe that only pasta can provide.

Pasta + Sardines

the thing with this pasta is that they're Dreamfields Pasta, which has 5grams of digestible carbs, high fiber content and a low glycemic index of 13. personally, it doesn't leave me feeling heavy at the end of the meal. honestly, i haven't seen them in my local grocery stores yet but the good people of Dreamfields are giving away one family pack that consists of one box each of all seven cuts of pasta to one reader. US readers only tho!

i'm not going to get fancy with a raffle circulator, just leave me a comment below with your fave pasta shape by 3pm January 31st and we'll call it a day.

Pasta + Sardines

Pasta + Sardines

1/2 box of DreamFields linguine
1 shallot or 1/4 of small red onion, diced
8-10 kalamata olives, pitted & rough chopped
1 TBL capers
handful arugula
juice of half lemon
red pepper flakes
salt/pepper to taste
1 can of sardines in olive oil, we use wild planet

bring a pot of water to boil.

meanwhile, pour the oil from the can of sardines in a saute pan. heat it up and cook up the onions until translucent, season with salt & pepper.

cook pasta according to package instructions, about 8-10 minutes. *salt the water*

drain pasta, saving about 1/2 cup pasta water, and put back into pot. add the sauteed onion mixture to pasta, toss to coat oil all over. one by one, add in the olives, capers and arugula. the heat will slightly wilt them. last add in the actual sardines and gently flake it. prior to serving, squeeze a bit of lemon juice and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

all opinions expressed in this post are my own, i was not monetarily compensated but this post is sponsored by Dreamfields Food.

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congrats Channon!

30 comments:

  1. I'm partial to farfalle. Love how it stands up to a sturdy sauce.

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  2. Oh how I love sardines + pasta. The capers are key! I like to sprinkle breadcrumbs on mine, too. I wish Murdo liked sardines -- I only ever eat this when I'm cooking for one. Hmm favorite pasta shape ... does thin spaghetti count as a shape?

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    1. YES! it's actually my fave, and dw's least fave shape!!

      breadcrumbs - i will have to remember that for next time...

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  3. Soba Noodles, because I'm Yellow. (& I know it's not a "Shape" but I don't read the fine print anyway...)

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  4. Linguine is my fave...esp. Dreamfields with a red clam sauce! Or perhaps this sauce above. It looks divine. Could I substitute anchovies? that is what I have in the fridge.

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    1. YES. absolutely! tho anchovies are a bit saltier and delicate than sardines... if you were to cook them down in the oil, it would break down into the sauce and won't necessarily get a full bite of fish, but that's not a bad thing! i'm all about using whatever you already have in your pantry and using up the anchovies sounds wonderful!

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  5. I love that you're not making this process complicated ... favorite pasta shape is elbow macaroni. It's a childhood thing ... cooked elbow macaroni with a splash of milk, some salted butter and a lot of pepper. Bliss. :)

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  6. After the conference, I tried the pasta we brought back and we really like it. I found at Publix here only. I hope they start selling in other stores as well. Pasta is the easiest after a long day of work!

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  7. Spaghetti - the uber thick kind, fettincine is a close second. Oh how I love sardines - thanks for the inspiration :) . Too bad Husband doesn't like sardines, so it'll be just be me eating this alone

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  8. Gorgeous pasta dish, Lan. It's hard to choose one shape because I really go through phases. Right now I'm in a linguini phase at home. For awhile I was all about the farfalle. We'll stick with linguini. Yes.

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  9. Friend, your photography is stunning of late. Bravo! Also, I'm a noodle lover too, not pasta.

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  10. Beautiful pasta dish, I'm a big fan of Dreamfields! I 2nd the bread crumbs suggestion - amazing in pasta. I love farfalle or orecchiette.

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  11. Great post (looks delish!). I love gemelli, especially in tasty cold pasta salads.

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  12. I have a container of sardines in my pantry now that I've been meaning to use... this looks great!

    My favorite pasta shape is Orecchiette - I love that it means "ear lobe" and that the shape lets all the sauce settle in the middle.

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  13. I love farfalle. I just love the mouth feel for some reason. But I am also partial to angel hair.

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  14. Love penne pasta, but it also depends on the type of sauce or ingredients in the pasta.

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  15. I'm a big fan of super-thin angel hair pasta!

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  16. Orecchiette! It translates to 'little ears', so I think that makes it a winner in itself! I love how cute they are, and they look quite basic, but they're like miniature bowls to hold the perfect amount of sauce in each of them. And they can just as easily hide among other stuff in the bowl too, if that's the meal you're going for :)

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  17. I like orzo but my husband likes alphabet shapes! :)

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  18. I like bucatini, and will do your recipe! I love sardines :)

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  19. I like spaghetti.

    shankyouverymuch11 (at) yahoo dot com

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  20. My husband would say bucatini, but since he's not here, I get to have all the tagliatelle I want!

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  21. Penne rules in our household - small enough to fit on a little boy's fingers, but big enough not to fit in his nose. -Jeremy

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  22. I love bowtie pasta or plain ol' speghetti!

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  23. this is my kind of pasta -- love the photos, by the way

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  24. Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday over at Carole's Chatter which is creating a collection of recipes using anchovies or sardines? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers

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  25. Thanks for stopping by and adding this to the collection. I am now following your lovely blog. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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