Pasta Con Le Sarde


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Pasta con Le Sarde

Serves 2

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced, fronds reserved

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes

1 cans (4 ¾ oz) sardines in olive oil, drained

¼ cup chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

8 ounces bucatini

Parmesan cheese (optional)

1 In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the fennel and onion and cook until lightly golden and softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer until broken down, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sardines, parsley and season well with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat.

At the same time, cook the bucatini until al dente. Drain and toss with the sauce and serve. Add shredded Parmesan if desired.

Recipe and Food Styling by Jean Galton


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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