spaghetti con le sarde



*This submit is in partnership with Barilla. I’m so extremely delighted to work with them and proclaim a shared belief that pasta is art. “Every section of pasta is a little section of develop that combines beauty and grace.” Chefs from around the sector recently competed in Paris on the Pasta World Championship. Test out their Instagram net page to meet the cooks and stare the successful dish.

I’m help with more pasta inspired by the Eighth annual Barilla Pasta World Championship. The competitors is formally entire, and a winner has been selected. 

You guys, after I noticed the competing dishes I used to be once so impressed. The recipes for these amazing pasta dishes were pages lengthy. There were powders and foams and 2 sauces on one plate. Mine? Successfully, I believed the crispy salami was once an acceptable touch. Right here’s why I’m the one at house sitting and eating the pasta and now not accessible competing. Because when all is declared and done simplicity is whereI live and I need you to have the option to without considerations recreate this dish at house! 

That’s now not to articulate I didn’t note the recipes from these cooks due to their ingenuity and complexity fascinates me. I love finding out from these masters – studying their suggestions and looking at what substances they in finding and the utilization of that to encourage a recipe that matches in our house.

Fancy the recipe from the Canadian competitor, Kshitiz Sethi. I used to be once so intrigued by the combo of sardines, fennel, tomato, pine nuts and raisins that I had to give it a scuttle. Finally, the recipe additionally wanted me to sous vide current sardines and compose a tender broth of fennel and tomatoes but I turned his notion into a 20-minute, accessible pasta dish that you would possibly perhaps compose with substances you presumably have on your pantry. 

Congratulations to the full competitors. Thanks for repeatedly tantalizing. 

Impressed by Kshitiz Sethi – the Canadian competitor in the Pasta World Championships


12 oz. Barilla Collezione Spaghetti

Sea salt

1 little shallot, diced

1 little fennel bulb (with greens and stems)

1 sardine, packed in oil, bones eliminated and minced

2 tablespoons minced pepperoncini

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/3 cup golden raisins

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes

Chili flake

1/2 teaspoon fennel pollen

Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving


Do away with away the stems from the fennel bulb. Region aside 1/2 cup of the fennel fronds and slash the fennel bulb.

Region a huge pot of water over high heat. Add the fennel stems to the pot and ample salt to compose the water style of the ocean. 

While the water boils add olive oil to a huge skillet. Sauté the shallot and fennel bulb till correct starting up to caramelize, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add a pinch of salt alongside with the sardine and pepperoncini. Sauté for one minute more. Gallop in the tomato paste, pine nuts and golden raisins. Mix smartly and cook for 1 to 2 minutes earlier to add the diced tomatoes. Add any other pinch of salt and fennel pollen then let the sauce simmer whereas you cook the pasta.

Add some pasta water to the sauce if it will get too dry.

Drain the cooked pasta but make certain that to reserve a number of of the pasta water. Add the pasta (minus the fennel stems) to the skillet with the sauce. Add pasta water to the sauce as fundamental. Taste and alter seasoning.

Switch the pasta to a serving platter then high with fennel fronds and Parmigiano-Reggiano.


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