This recipe was handed down from my husband's Sicilian grandmother to his mother and now to me. This is a wonderful recipe that is a favorite of the entire family. And it's easy, too. Not a 'traditional American' pasta sauce, but a real, honest to goodness Sicilian sauce. Don't leave out the saffron or pignoli!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour about 2 teaspoons oil from anchovy can into a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the hot anchovy oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Add anchovy fillets; cook and stir until fish dissolves, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir tomato paste into onion-anchovy mixture; add juice from canned salmon, water, pine nuts, raisins, salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir mixture until flavors have blended, about 15 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghettini in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  • Mix salmon and saffron into onion-anchovy mixture; cook until salmon is heated through, about 15 more minutes. Serve salmon sauce over spaghettini.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; protein 32.9g; carbohydrates 77.9g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 33mg; sodium 1005.8mg. Full Nutrition
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