Friday, October 12, 2012

Curried Sardine Spaghetti (My Version)

The day before yesterday, I craved for pasta, so I cooked Chicken Alfredo. Since there was a leftover pasta in the fridge, this time, I thought of cooking spaghetti. I planned to use corned beef and spaghetti sauce. But the sauce we have in the cabinet is soooo big - and I don't want to keep leftovers again. So, I need to think of different options. Hhhmm...

Aha! I remember I've read something from the magazine. It's a spaghetti sauce using sardines. (Before that, I never thought that you can actually use sardines in spaghetti!) So, I flipped the magazine pages and found the Curried Sardine Spaghetti. I made some modifications to the original recipe depending on the availability of the ingredients and amount of the leftover pasta. I replaced the tomato sauce with tomato ketchup and removed the chili sauce. I just added more black pepper to make it more spicy. You can find the original recipe here.

Curried Sardine Spaghetti
Curried Sardine Spaghetti


leftover pasta
1 medium can sardines in tomato sauce
olive oil
onion, finely chopped
garlic cloves, finely chopped
curry powder
tomato ketchup
fresh parsley, chopped
salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add onions and then garlic, sautéing until softened. Add the curry powder and sauté until you can smell the aroma. Add sardines, including its sauce, and mash with a spoon. Pour in tomato ketchup, and let simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add the leftover pasta and toss until well combined. Add water if dry. Season again if desired. Stir in parsley before serving. Serve while hot.
Curried Sardine Spaghetti
Curried Sardine Spaghetti

Taste test. I was so surprised!!! The sardines taste was not overpowering. The curry just blended perfectly with the sardines. It reminded me of the Japanese versions of spaghetti. If I weren't the the one who cooked the dish, I would have second thoughts if it contains sardines or not. It was really a delightful and delicious dish! I'm so proud of myself. Hahaha!!! (Told you I'm not good in cooking, so a simple dish can make me soo happy!)

Ayos ang merienda!

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