Tuesday, 25 September 2007
First Ever Recipe Post -- Slightly Spicy Tuna Pasta
Pip at Meet Me at Mike's asked what we're having for dinner tonight, so here is the recipe for not only what we are having for dinner tonight but our favourite ever dinner, and easy and healthy to boot.
The pic above is an "in the pot" shot, so forgive the inelegance.
Slightly Spicy Tuna Pasta (serves 4-6 adults; or 2 hungry adults, a 3.5yo, and an 8mo over two nights!)
1 large (or 2 small) red capsicum
4-5 cloves garlic (or to taste -- we love garlic)
185 g Sirena tuna "with chilli in oil"
200 g Always Fresh kalamata pitted olives
400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
400 g tinned whole tomatoes
few bay leaves (or not)
Parmesan cheese on top
Open tuna tin, discard chillis (usually two perched on top), drain oil into a medium/large saucepan.
Chop onion, crush garlic, and in the saucepan containing the oil from the tuna, fry both on medium heat for a minute. Chop capsicum and add. Cook onion/garlic/capsicum for 5-10 minutes on med heat, or until they start to soften.
Pour in tins of tomatoes, tuna, drained olives, and bay leaves.
Leave the lot to simmer for however long you like (we usually go about 20-30 mins).
Serve with spaghetti or other pasta, sprinkled with (loads of freshly grated) parmesan (we love the Perfect Italiano extra sharp parmesan which is sweet and nutty).