Pasta with tuna

    30 min

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

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    Serves: 2 

    • 250g short pasta (such as 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 chopped 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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    It was quite good and tasty altho I would add more tuna and anchovies next time as I want more protein in my pasta.  -  08 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious!  -  29 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    delicious  -  14 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)