Pasta Pistou with Sardines

Pistou is a sauce that we know from French cuisine. The sauce can be compared to pesto, but is not the same. No pine nuts are used for pistou sauce. The basil-based sauce is recognizable by its bright green color and is full of flavour. Together with the sardines, this is a delicious main course that is finger licking good!
  • 2 Recipe - persons
  • Recipe - time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe - difficulty

Recipe - ingredients

  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 40 g pine nuts
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 2 cans of sardines
  • 200 grams spaghetti

Recipe - how do you make it

Recipe - steps

  • 1 Save the small leaves of basil and a handful of pine nuts for garnish.
  • 2 Put the basil, garlic and olive oil in a measuring cup and grind with a hand blender (or a mortar and pestle), then add the grated cheese and mix again until the cheese is well mixed with the pistou. Season with black pepper.
  • 3 Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package. When draining, keep 2 tablespoons of cooking water and mix this together with the pistou through the pasta.
  • 4 Divide the pasta over 2 plates and divide 1 can of sardines per plate over the pasta.
  • 5 Garnish with basil leaves and pine nuts.

Sardines in extra virgin olive oil

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