I came up with an interesting dinner a few days ago. Thought I'd share it. Canned Sardines Over Bow Tie Pasta
-1 can of sardines in olive oil
-About 2-3 cloves of garlic (I used the pre-chopped in a jar kind)
-Enough olive oil to cook and make a sauce with the sardines
-A few teaspoons of capers (from a small jar)
-Bow tie pasta (enough for 2 people- I made ended up making lot more...So, there were leftovers)
-Enough olive oil to coat pasta
-A ton of dill (I guessed on this one...)
-Lemon juice (as much as you want, to taste)
I used a small non-stick frying pan for the sardines. I started with adding the olive oil to it and frying the garlic in it for a bit. Then, I added the capers, and cooked them with the garlic for a little longer. Next, I added the sardines. I cooked that mixture until it turned into a chunky sauce.
Next for the pasta: after cooking it like normal, I added olive oil to lightly coat it. Then, the dill. I just added enough to make it cover it all. Add as much as you want. Then, the lemon juice. Again, I just did enough to be able to taste it. Then, I mixed the pasta up. I plated it with the sardine sauce over the pasta. It tasted so good!
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