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Family Spaghetti with Sardines   HT MC 25mins

Serves 4    Hot Pasta Fish Nuts Vegetables Convenience   Main course Eggless

As tinned sardines are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, this is a great dish for the whole family. Don't remove the bones from the sardines as they won't be discernable once the dish is cooked and add valuable calcium.

1 tbsp Oil
25g/1oz Butter
1 Onion, chopped
1 x 400g/14oz tin Chopped Tomatoes
1-2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
Salt and Black Pepper
2 x 100g/4oz tins Sardines, drained
25g/1oz Pine Nuts
350g/12oz Spaghetti


1. Heat the oil and butter in a saucepan, add the onion and fry until soft. Add the tomatoes, garlic, sardines, pine nuts, salt and black pepper, stir to break up the sardines then  simmer gently for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes until tender.

3. To serve - drain the pasta well and return to the rinsed out pan. Add the sardine mixture, mix well and serve immediately.

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