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Santorini Style Spaghetti with Sardines

Feb 27, 2021 | Cost-Conscious Nutritional Meals, Food Styling, Recipes, Uncategorized

“Friday Fish!”

Supper in Santorini

“Friday Fish!” Santorini Style Spaghetti with Sardines! I love trying all of the different fish fries during Lent. However, most churches are not able to offer their annual fish fries this season. In years past, the church fish fries were always a great way to show support and gather for a fun, flavorful and budget-friendly dinner. Something to look forward to each week!

I’ve been trying to find new ways to celebrate the season, and I’ve also been looking for new ways to bring more health and wellness into my diet with sardines. I order Sardines in extra virgin olive oil twice a year from SafeCatch.

I was short on asparagus and mushrooms to make my new favorite sardines & pasta dish, so tried making spaghetti with a can of crushed tomatoes.

Santorini Style Spaghetti with Sardines


¼ red onion, sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced or chopped very finely

1 stick butter

3 tins sardines, drained and rinsed in cold water

Juice from 4 lemons

1 large can crushed tomatoes

8 twists of black peppercorns from pepper mill

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 box spaghetti or other favorite pasta

2 pinches pink Himalayan sea salt

In Dutch oven over medium heat on stovetop, sauté onion and garlic in butter.

Begin simmer and add lemon juice; then sardines. Add tomatoes. Sprinkle in pepper and red pepper flakes.

Boil pasta in water with salt.

Add in pasta and combine thoroughly with sauce and sardines. Make sure it comes to a bubble; reduce heat and cook for about 20 more minutes.

Cook everything together for 15 to 20 minutes.