I had made this recipe years ago, but only just found it again. I love how quick, easy and flexible the recipe is. It took me way less then 30 minutes to whip up lunch for 1 (but I didn't need to cook pasta). I used tinned mackerel and followed some ideas from commenters here and on the 4 serve version. Also. I added a few things: some anchovy, capsicum, baby spinach and rocket leaves (arugula, roquette), a little liquid from the olive bottle and my noodles were spiralised zucchini. I put the mackerel in the pan early to make sure it was warmed through, but added it's tomato sauce a little later. Then I popped the zucchini noodles on top of the pan and gently stirred them through so they were coated in the sauce and warmed through. The leaves were added and allowed to wilt down a little. I used toasted breadcrumbs and didn't add them until the end, after reading lots of comments about this being dry or they left the breadcrumbs out. I only used how much seemed to bring the sauce into the noodles (my mackerel tin had a nice amount of tomato sauce so I enjoyed the bread crumbs in the meal. I completely forgot to add the lemon, but it was lovely, anyway. I love this dish as a basis for my imagination. I will use it for many a quick throw-together, nutritious, lunch or dinner.
Not Bad I followed the recipe exactly. The dish is rather dry, but I did enjoy the flavors. It, also, got cold very quickly. Next time I will follow another user and heat the fish. I will add a little extra tomato sauce. Pros: Very easy to prepare Cons: Too dry
delicious and quick Very fast and easy, I didn't have sardines in tomato sauce, so i used the tomato paste, which probably helped moisten the dish. I also added some capers because they seemed appropriate, and left out the salt to compensate. Next time - and there will be a next time - I will make sure to heat the bowl before starting the assembly process, because it did cool a fair bit by the time everything was mixed, even though I did take the time to make sure all the components were prepped before I put them together.
Easy, nutritious, tastes light yet is filling (even w/o the breadcrumbs) This recipe is so simple and tastes great, plus adds protein to my diet. I did change the recipe a bit by eliminating the bread crumbs completely. I saute the garlic in olive oil then add the fish to heat through for about a minute. I then toss in the lemon juice, pepper, only a dash of ground natural salt, parsley and noodles and top with a little parm cheese. It's also good (and healthier) with cooked quinoa instead of noodles.
I made it according to the recipe. It was too dry and there were too many breadcrumbs. it also had to be reheated in the microwave because the sauce and the sardines were cold. It was an interesting touch though, to toast the bread crumbs before adding them. If I make it again, I will use more sauce and less crumbs.