For this pasta with smoked sardines recipe, I used the smoked sardines from Portugal and tossed it in a white wine lemon sauce with fresh radishes and cilantro leaves.
1x 90 g can smoked sardines in olive oil(net weight 65 g)
300gMafaldine or other dried pastaplus 1 cup of cooking liquid reserved (250 ml)
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil,divided
4garlic cloves,finely chopped
1/4teaspoonor more crushed red pepper flakes
1/2cupdry white wine(125 ml)
juice of 2 organic lemons
1bunch fresh cilantro,leaves removed
sea salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain reserving 1 cup (240 ml) pasta cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook until slightly reduced, about 2 more minutes.
Add pasta, radishes, sardines, and 1/2 cup (120 ml) pasta cooking liquid to pot. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring and if needed, add more pasta cooking liquid, one tablespoon at a time, until the pasta is coated. Stir in lemon juice, cilantro and remaining olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired. Enjoy!