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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuna and Chili Pasta | You've Got Meal!

No Heat Pasta Sauce * Simple Pasta * Tuna Pasta

This is probably one of the simplest recipe on our blog and it is a great way to use an ordinary can of tuna. Pasta dishes are usually great fast solutions for weekday dinners or home made lunches in a hurry. This one is even more convenient because it only takes as much time as the pasta needs to boil and actually the skill to boil water is the only one required. :)

The final taste is quite complex, rich from the tuna, balanced by the lemon, the parsley give it the freshness and the chili just the kick it needed. The only tip I would give, especially since the dish is really affordable, is to use a nice quality tuna flakes can, being the main ingredient it really makes the difference.

  • 250 g store-bought spaghetti
  • 1 185 g tuna can 
  • 1 small red onion (or half of a big one)
  • 1 hot pepper ( 1 used 3 tiny chilies)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • 1/2 handful of parsley
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Pour the pasta in boiling water with salt and a drizzle of olive oil (for extra shine).
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. For our spaghetti we boiled them for 7 minutes.
  3. While the spaghetti are boiling, finely chop the onion, the chili and the parsley.
  4. Crush the garlic and drain the capers.
  5. Add all the ingredients in a big bowl.
  6. Add the canned tuna.
  7. Mix the lemon juice with the olive oil and pour the resulting sauce over the ingredients.
  8. Toss everything until it is well combined.
  9. Drain the pasta, add them to the sauce and mix well.

It is barely cooking, but the result is really delicious and comforting it is it worth saving the recipe for hard times, lazy nights, pasta craving or any other culinary emergencies.
I hope you try.


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