For three nights, I stayed with animation guru and filmmaker, Francesco, and his brother in a great, old stone house on the outskirts of the beautiful and vibrant University town of Bologna. Francesco was the perfect host. He had me at Buongiorno. Not only was he gracious, friendly, and easy going, most importantly, he cooked me some tasty meals and literally did not let me lift a finger or clear a dish. I was spoiled. This dish was simple, rustic, and just plain delicious!
Francesco’s Sicilian Pasta Recipe
- Olive Oil
Sauté onions in hot olive oil to a light brown.
Then add sardines (and/or mackerel), pine nuts, raisins, salt & pepper.
You can also add a little bit of white wine and herbs.
Sauté everything for a few minutes, adding a little bit of water if the sauce gets too dry.
In the meantime, cook pasta and drain.
You can use any kind of pasta, but Francesco suggests Garganelli or Tagliatelle.
Toss sauce with pasta and mangia!