The name "sardine" refers to several types of small, oily fish in the herring family. Wild-caught sardines from the Pacific are the most ocean-friendly choice. In addition to fresh, sardines are commonly sold canned, pickled, or smoked.
Pasta, in its many shapes and sizes, makes a wonderfully versatile platform for vegetarian meals. Find recipes for traditional favorites like cheese lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti with tomato sauce, as well as seasonal delights like pumpkin ravioli, fresh pesto, and mushroom linguine. From quick family meals to dinner parties, you'll find vegetarian pasta recipes for every occasion.
Vegetable lasagna, creamy risotto, eggplant parmesan, tender gnocchi, hearty minestrone, and pastas galore -- there are so many Italian and Italian-American specialties for vegetarians to enjoy. Find our favorite meatless dishes here, and check out our collections of vegetarian lasagna and pasta recipes and pizza recipes as well.
This recipe is adapted from "Pasta Sfoglia," by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky (Wiley, 2009), which also has a recipe for preserved lemons. Serve this dish with nutcrackers, so that guests can work on their own crabs and lobster tails. The job can get messy, so have extra napkins on hand.
Legend has it that this savory recipe was a favorite of “ladies of the night” in Italy (the term “puttanesca” derives from “puttana,” the Italian word for “prostitute”), who quickly prepared and ate the dish between clients. Now, of course, it’s simply known as a flavorful meal that’s easy to make in just a few minutes.