Thursday, September 24, 2015


serves two

1/2 lb thin spaghetti
2 strips of bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 can of sardines in oil, bones removed and chopped
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 cup white wine
salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil

Cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain, toss in olive oil and set aside. Cook bacon until crisp and the fat is rendered. Scoop onto a paper towel with a slotted spoon to drain any fat and clean out the pan. Place the pan back on the heat with a drizzle of olive oil and add the onion. Cook the onion until it starts to caramelize. Then, add the garlic and tomatoes. Add the sardines, wine and lemon juice. Adjust the heat to low and simmer until the wine is slightly reduced and the sauce is thick. This is where you want to taste the sauce to see if it needs any salt or pepper. Add the spaghetti and lime zest, toss everything together, and turn off the heat. Serve with crumbled bacon.

bacon recipe source: Jamily, Chef by Invitation, August 28, 2012

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