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Sicilian Sardine Ziti

Per Serving

Sicilian Sardine Ziti

Makes: 8
Serving Size: 3/4 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce
Calories 355
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 12 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 320 mg (without added salt)
Protein 13 g
Choices: Starch 3, Fruit 0.5, Vegetable 2, Fat 1
  • Makes: 8
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

2 tsp. olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 (28 oz.) can whole plum tomatoes in puree
pinch sugar
pinch cayenne pepper
Kosher or sea salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
1 lb. ziti
2 (3 3/4 oz.) cans sardines packed in water, drained
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
Garnish
1/4 cup minced parsley

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add in the celery, and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  2. Put the whole tomatoes and their puree in a large bowl. With your hands, crush the tomatoes coarsely so that some chunks of tomato remain. Add the tomatoes and their puree to the skillet. Add in the sugar, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Raise the heat and bring to a boil. Let the tomatoes cook for about 20 minutes or until thick.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a rapid boil. Add in the ziti and cook, about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
  4. Add the sardines and raisins to the tomato sauce, and lower the heat to medium. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes. Add in the pine nuts. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Garnish with the parsley.
 

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