Pasta with tuna

Pasta with tuna


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About this recipe: This is my version of a tuna pasta dish with capers, anchovies and tomatoes. It is my husbands favourite.


Serves: 2 

  • 250g pasta (penne, macaroni)
  • 1 (150g) tin tuna in olive oil, drained
  • juice and zest of 1/2 large lemon
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (30g) tin anchovies in oil, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to instructions on the package until al dente.
  2. Mash the tuna with a fork and mix with lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, basil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the anchovies for a few minutes. Add garlic and capers and cook for a little longer, stirring constantly. Add tuna mixture and tomatoes and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta and immediately add to the sauce in the frying pan. Toss, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

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