Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tuna Pasta in Tomato Sauce

This is a quick meal in my home. When I don’t have fresh ingredients in my fridge or I want something nutritious and tasty on the table fast, this is the meal I cook with things I can find in my pantry.

Ingredients :

1 can tuna - 5 oz, drained
1 small can chopped tomato with juice
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
Some chopped basil
1 tomato – cut small for garnish
½ tsp of red pepper flakes
½ pound of your favorite pasta – cooked to al dente ( I like using whole-wheat penne)
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan and add the garlic and onion; sauté until translucent about 2-3 minutes, then add in can tomato with juice, season to taste with salt, pepper and red-pepper flakes and boil over medium heat for 10-12 minutes
2. When sauce reduced and thicken, add in tuna. Stir and mix well. Add in chopped basil and cooked paste. Turn off the heat.
3. Mix well, dish out and garnish with some chopped tomato and basil

Note: If you don't want your sauce to be as 'chunky', you can puree the tomatoes before using.


Cat Cat said...

Aha, I have Penne, tuna and tomatoes - this is a good and simple dinner... Will try it someday.

Christelle said...

Yup, this one is a saver, I always have the ingredients, and everybody likes it ;)

Meg said...

Looks delicious! I have always loved the pairing of tuna and pasta!

Little Chef said...

Oh-oh I also grab anything that's in the pantry when out of fresh ingredients. ;) Your Tuna Tomato Pasta looks absolutely wonderful.. like those served in Restaurants. Thanks for sharing :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yeah, easy and delicious!

Ummi said...

Hello Gert, how r u? What a tempting kids mesti suka nih! Gotta try it..I selongkar dapur u ni, blank dah xtau nak masak apa..hehe

MeRy said...

Looks Yummy..will try out ur recipes 1 day..Tq for sharing!!

Food For Tots said...

We love tuna pasta too. A quick yet delicious meal. Yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, simple but taste great :)

Christelle, yes great meal can be simple :)

Meg, me too :)

Little Chef, thank you.

LCOM, something simple when I am not into cooking :)

Ummi, apa kabar? I pun suka tuna :)

MeRy, you are welcome.

Food For Tots, yea a great dish for a quick meal :)

Lufieres said...

Hi, thank you so much for sharing with us. Was wondering what to do with those excess tuna I bought and sandwiches are too boring... really, appreciate this alot =)