Linguine with sardine pesto isn’t the most visually appealing dish, but it is so tasty I overlook that shortcoming. A regular tin of sardines makes enough pesto for two, so Adam and I will often have this while the girls go for the basil version. I don’t remember where I came across this recipe – I think I may have clipped it out of the newspaper way back when…
Linguine with sardine pesto
- 200g linguine
- 120g tin of good quality sardines in oil
- 3 anchovy fillets
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 red chilli (or to taste)
- a small bunch of parsley
- juice of half a lemon
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the linguine and cook until done.
- While the pasta is cooking, blend the sardines, anchovies, garlic, chilli and parsley until almost a paste.
- Thin with lemon juice and a bit of olive oil until it is the consistency of pesto.
- Season to taste, toss with the drained pasta and serve.