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Sicilian-inspired pantry pasta


Serves: 2
timePrep time: 25 mins
timeTotal time:
Sicilian-inspired pantry pasta
Recipe photograph by Toby Scott

Sicilian-inspired pantry pasta

Raid the storecupboard for this Sicilian-inspired pasta using tinned mackerel, sultanas, capers and pine nuts. Golden fried breadcrumbs add a crunchy topping

Serves: 2
timePrep time: 25 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
615Kcal
Fat
25gr
Saturates
4gr
Carbs
71gr
Sugars
16gr
Fibre
4gr
Protein
25gr
Salt
0.8gr

Abigail Spooner

Abigail Spooner

Abi is our Junior Food Editor and can usually be found in the test kitchen, trialling recipes to ensure perfect results for our readers. An obsessive foodie with a sweet tooth, she is happiest when baking and is a firm believer that there is always room for dessert (preferably following a big bowl of pasta)
See more of Abigail Spooner’s recipes
Abigail Spooner

Abigail Spooner

Abi is our Junior Food Editor and can usually be found in the test kitchen, trialling recipes to ensure perfect results for our readers. An obsessive foodie with a sweet tooth, she is happiest when baking and is a firm believer that there is always room for dessert (preferably following a big bowl of pasta)
See more of Abigail Spooner’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 40g sultanas or raisins
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 20g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 180g linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 shallot or small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 15g pine nuts or flaked almonds
  • 1 x 125g tin mackerel fillets in brine, drained and broken into large flakes
  • 20g capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
  • handful of dill or parsley, roughly chopped

Step by step

  1. Place the sultanas or raisins in a small heatproof bowl and pour over 50ml boiling water from the kettle. Leave to soak and plump up.
  2. Heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the breadcrumbs and toast over a medium heat, stirring, until crisp and golden. Season with black pepper and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to pack instructions.
  4. Meanwhile, heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan. Gently cook the shallot or onion for 3-4 minutes until softened and turning golden.
  5. Add the garlic, chilli flakes and pine nuts or almonds to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring. Stir in the sultanas or raisins (and their soaking liquid), the mackerel, capers and vinegar. Leave to warm through over a low heat.
  6. Reserve a mugful of the pasta cooking water and then drain. Add the pasta to the frying pan, with just enough of the cooking water to coat, tossing until well combined. Stir through a final ½ tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped herbs.
  7. Divide between two shallow bowls and scatter over the crispy breadcrumbs to serve.

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