Sardines Pasta

written by Sarah Michael Griffin September 17, 2018

Sardines are extremely ordinary in Malaysia. We love to stir fry it with some cili padi mean bird eye chili, and then add in onions. Some indeed make it into sardine curry, sour and spicy gravy or Sambal. The best is serving it with hot rice. In Malaysia, we use canned sardines most of the time.  As for the sour and spicy dish only we use fresh sardines.

So today, I’m going to cook something that I love since I was a little girl. I love pasta and at the same time, I’m craving for sardines. Its been a long time since I haven’t cook sardines pasta, and that craving is real. Try to cook this dish a few times for my close friends and family cause is their favorite too. So today I decided to share with all of you out there my version of sardines pasta. Hope you guys could give it a try.


Sardines Pasta

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Serves: 2-3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • Boil two portions of pasta with few pinches of salt in a bubbling water.
  • 1x Canned Sardines Chili & olive.
  • 1x red onions (big) sliced it up.
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped.
  • Half handful of Thai Basil leaves (optional).
  • 1 stalk Cilantro chopped, you can add more or less up to your own preference.
  • 1 teaspoon Mushroom Seasoning (you can use any veg seasoning powder) or cukup rasa powder.
  • Half teaspoon of Black pepper.
  • 1 no of lime juice (if you like sourer you can squeeze in more).
  • Some chopped red chili (for garnish).
  • I did not add any extra oil cause I'm using back the olive oil that from the sardine can.


1. Heat up the pan, pour in the Olive oil from the tin can. Do not put the fish in first, save it for later use.
2. Once the oil has heated up in medium flame, put in the Garlic and onions in, stir fry for a few minutes till the onion soften a little.
3. Add in the rest of the Sardines in, use your cooking spatula slightly mince the fish up and stir fry it for few seconds.
4. Add in the pepper, seasoning powder, Thai Basil leaves and Lime juice. Mix it well.
5. Add in your boiled pasta and chopped Cilantro. Mix it all up nicely. Don’t forget to taste your food, adjust it with seasoning if it’s not enough to taste.
6. Served and garnish with chopped chilies.


If you love it more fishy-meaty, you can add another can of Sardines. And you can switch Sardines to Tuna too

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