This Spanish Sardines, Black Olives, & Capers Fettuccine is packed with flavor and healthy, also an easy weekday meal.
I’m glad we’re eating more and more seafood dishes these days. I think Ykaie and peanutbutter♥ has adjusted to eating meat on weekends only when it’s our “cheat days”. On weekdays, specially on busy ones, I make sure to cook one to two pasta dishes either for lunch or dinner. Pasta takes little time to cook and prepare, you can have one delicious pasta dish in under thirty minutes. Spanish sardines pasta is one of our favorites. ( It’s actually my go-to dish pag maloloka na ako sa sobrang dami ng gawain…)
Although Ykaie has appreciated eating pastas with red sauces, oil based pastas are still her favorite. If I want her to eat a seafood pasta dish, it has to be oil based.
I am a fan of Doña Elena products, especially the sliced black olives which I also put in my salads (like this Fish Souvlaki Salad and this Taco Salad). I always make sure I keep a bottle in the fridge. It’s my first time to try Doña Elena Spanish Sardines in Olive Oil and Doña Elena Al Dente pasta.
Al Dente is the only pasta brand in the Philippines bearing the Artisan Quality claim. It is crafted with Artisan Quality bronze dies which help the sauce cling better to the pasta. It is also made from 100% Durum Wheat Semolina making it higher in protein and fiber content, and less starchy than the ordinary wheat flour pasta. And that’s what I love about it — it has 13% higher protein content.
It comes in five variants: Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Fusilli, Penne Rigate and Lasagna. For this particular dish, I used Fettuccine.
Oh, and I also added some capers. It’s great if you want a little salty and sour lemony flavor going on in your dish. Since it also has a bit of bright floral flavor in it, it takes off some of that fishy taste.
To make this Spanish Sardines, Black Olives, & Capers Fettuccine, I first sautéed minced garlic in olive oil while my pasta is cooking. The Al Dente Fetuccine is done in 8-10 minutes so you can cook it while preparing the sauce. Then I added the spanish sardines, black olives, and capers to the sautéed garlic. Mixed it a little and added the cooked fettuccine. Mixed it again to coat the pasta with the sauce. It’s as easy as that.
Since Doña Elena Elena Spanish Sardines is made with Olive Oil, you can also put the oil and sauce it comes with in the bottle to make your pasta more flavorful. I didn’t even need to put salt anymore because it’s already tasty as it is.
Dinner is done in no time. It’s easy to make, delicious, pretty, and most of all, healthy. Your family will surely love this, as my family does.
To know more about Doña Elena:
Spanish Sardines, Black Olives, & Capers Fettuccine
- 300g Doña Elena Al Dente Fettuccine, cooked according to package directions
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 6–7 pieces of Doña Elena Spanish Sardines in Olive Oil, drained, sauce and oil set aside
- ½ cup Doña Elena sliced black olives
- 2 tbsp Doña Elena capers
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon wedges and parsley for garnish
- Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a pan.
- Sauté garlic in olive oil until oil gets infused with the flavor of garlic, about 20-30 seconds
- Add Doña Elena Spanish Sardines in Olive Oil.
- Keep on mixing and it will turn into flakes and the oil will get infused with its flavor
- Add pasta and mix well until it is well coated with the sauce.
- Add a bit of the oil and sauce of the sardines which you set aside to keep pasta from being dry.
- Add the sliced black olives and capers.
- Sprinkle with salt and a bit of pepper to taste
- Mix everything together.
- Put everything in your serving plate and top with spanish sardines flakes, black olives or graed parmesan cheese (if you have it)
- Serve immediately.
- Squeeze a lemon wedges before eating.
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Really good dish — loaded with flavor. And really healthy, too. Thanks!
Not too many people LOVE sardines – but THIS GIRL, yes, SHE FRIGGIN ADOREEEEESSSSS THEM!!!! Ugh – this looks magical! Seriously MAGICAL!
I have actually never had a sardine before, but this sounds like a great way to change that. This sounds like a really tasty meal idea.
I would love this pasta! I needed a recipe to use the rest of that bottle of capers sitting in my fridge. I actually love sardines and black olives, so this is a winner for me!
We love our pasta so would enjoy this dish completely. Would have to leave out the black olives nobody likes those in my family.
My son would LOVE this. He’s big on olives–I am not, but he could eat them every dang day if I let him. I’d have some, but no olives on my plate!
This sounds like a great recipe. While I typically don’t care for sardines, it sounds like sardines would work well with these flavors. I gotta try this recipe.
MAKING THIS WITH SPAGHETTI SQUSH!!!!!! Sardines + Black Olives = YESSSS FRIGGIN’ PLEASE!!
This sounds like an interesting mix! I am never really thought about putting sardines in any kind of pasta. I am always willing to try something new.
The saltiness of the olives, capers and mild saltiness of the sardines actually sounds like a tasty combo.
I can appreciate the sardines and the capers — but unlike your other commenters, I don’t do black olives. Do you think the dish would taste good without them? (My kids don’t understand my taste buds)
I’ve never used these brands before. I don’t think we would add in the sardines but we eat olives like water around here!
I am not a fan of sardines but do love a good dish of fettucine but might try them in this. I’m the only one in the family who will eat olives though.
I am always looking for new recipes to try. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this on the weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.
Oh this is such a cool pasta dish. I could definitely impress my boyfriend with this as a surprise!
I am a HUGE fan of capers so this pasta recipe sounds right up my alley!! I need to try this recipe ASAP!!
We love pasta. You’re right it’s quick, and easy to prepare. Plus it’s super versatile, and you can make it with all sorts of sauces, and meats.
I love a nice and simple recipe, they’re the best kind. It sounds like it would be perfect for a seafood lover.
This dish looks fabulous! I love me some olives.
I just recently started adding capers to some of my dishes. It really enhances the flavour!
I love bottled sardines too, but I like the spicy kind. Your pasta dish looks delicious! I will save the recipe, but maybe skip the olives because my husband does not like them.
wow! Spanish sardines looks really good. Will definitely try this out.
This dish sounds delicious and so simple to make! It reminds me of my trips to Spain too