Monday, May 9, 2011

Meat-Free Monday: Tuna Pasta

I've done it again. Fish in Meat Free Mondays. I am living on the edge, I know. Tut, tut.

Facetiousness aside, this Jamie Oliver inspired meal is one of the best, easiest, tastiest pastas going round. Trust me, it'll find its way into your repertoire in no time!

You'll need:

large tin of tuna in olive oil
onion, chopped
garlic, crushed
chilli flakes (optional)
basil - stems chopped and leaves torn roughly
bottle of passata (or Dolmio Classic Tomato Pasta Sauce - it's really tasty, no preservatives, additives etc)
fusilli or similar pasta
salt and pepper

1. Cook the garlic, onion and chilli for a few minutes in some olive oil. Add the basil stems and about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Cook for another couple of minutes.

2. Roughly drain the tuna and flake it with a fork. Add to the pan, along with the passata or pasta sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes or so.

3. Cook your pasta, drain and add to the pan. Combine with the sauce, season and throw through some basil leaves.

4. Top with more basil, pepper and parmesan.
Cue mouth watering.

1 comment:

  1. Cooking this for the second time tonight - delicious indeed! And do you know who I had a play date with this morning? Alison King, a mutual midwife hooked us up! She is lovely!


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