me again. long time no blog, must have been hybernating. anyway, spring is back and so is my beloved spinach. here’s a quick recipe i put together with my beloved one last sunday night. i call it “Tripple S” (spaghetti, spinach, sardines)

here’s what you need:

  • 500gr fresh spinach from the market
  • 1 tin sardines in saltwater
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 250gr spaghetti
  • 2 tbs pine nuts

bring water to the boil, wash the spinach, chop the onions and the garlic

in a medium sized frying pan gently roast the pine nuts, when done remove the pine nuts and gently fry the chopped onions in some olive oil, then add the sardines, turn heat to a minimum and add the chopped garlic

when the water boils, add salt and the spaghetti

about 3-4 minutes before the spaghetti are al dente, add the spinach. once the spaghetti are al dente, pour spinach and spaghetti into a sieve, leaving some of the cooking water in the pot

put spinach and spaghetti back into the pot, add the onion-sardine-garlic mixture and the cooking water, stir well and put on plates

sprinkle with some roasted pine nuts and some fresh chopped chili for taste and colour

serves two hungry mouths with a staggering 824kcal per serving.

(if you’re on a diet, go easy on the olive oil and reduce the spaghetti to 160 grams, which gives a fair serving per person and reduces the calories to roughly 600 per serving)

buon appetito