Spelt Spaghetti With Freshly Roasted Sardines And Persillade

A Persillade is a mixture of parsley, garlic, olive oil, herbs and vinegar all blended together to make a smooth paste.

My persillade is just parsley, garlic, and oil blended together to give a smooth paste and added to any food especially to fish needing the freshness of parsley and garlic.

You could add hot chili peppers if you wish to make things more interesting....

-  500 gr spelt spaghetti.
-  1.3 kg of fresh sardines.
-  3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped.
-  Olive oil as needed.
-  ½ bunch parsley without stems washed.
-  No salt for people with high blood pressure.
For the persillade:
-  Blend about ¼ cup olive oil, parsley, and garlic to form a smooth paste. Set aside.

-  Clean (check my post on How To Clean Small Fish in my blog) and arrange sardines back downward on aluminum foil lined with oven proof paper in the oven.

You can see the back of a sardine in the center of the oven rack.
-  Drizzle some olive oil , and roast for 20 minutes.
-  If you wish you can put some pieces of pumpkin on top to roast together.

-  In the meantime boil the spaghetti 6-7 minutes or to taste, strain, add a few dollops of persillade paste, mix spaghetti.
-  Serve spaghetti and sardines separately.  When time to serve yourself put the spaghetti first then the sardines over the spaghetti and mix if you wish. The pumpkin pieces can go on the side.
Note: Hot-hot food eaters know when to put the chili.
Bon apétit,


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