Simple Tuna Pasta

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Recipes | One Comment

Simple. The other day when I picked these ingredients, I wanted simple. I find something so satisfying about going to my local grocery store and picking ingredients for a new recipe. Instead of reading ingredients from a label wondering sometimes what they are, I get to touch, inspect, and sometimes even smell the ingredients.

Simple Tuna Pasta Ingredients

All these ingredients are organic, except for the can of tuna from Island Trollers, a company based in Whidbey Island, Washington. I love the can. It says, “Refrain from draining the Albacores natural juices which are rich in Omega-3 oils.” Nothing should be wasted.

Nothing should be wasted – especially not the little moments in life, like picking ingredients. Alas, life is so complicated at times, it’s difficult to think about simple things. Luckily for me, I hang out with simple folk.

My Jack

Which makes it much easier to think simple. Here’s my simple tuna pasta recipe.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves 4

3/4 lb of pasta of your choice. Here I used conchiglie or shell pasta because it’s my favorite but most any type of pasta will work.
2 tomatoes (should be firm, not squishy)
1 lemon
1 can of tuna
3 cloves of garlic (on the larger side)
1 teaspoon salt
olive oil
parmesan cheese (optional)

Simple Tuna Pasta Ingredients #2

Preparation and Cooking
1) Fill a 5 quart dutch oven 1/2 to 3/4 full of water.
2) Turn burner on high, add a teaspoon of salt
3) When the water comes to a boil, place the pasta in the boiling water – cook 8-10 minutes until al dente.
4) While the pasta is cooking, take the core out then dice the tomatoes and peel the garlic cloves.
5) A few minutes before the pasta is done, coat the bottom of a frying pan or wok with olive oil.
6) Open the can of tuna and place the tuna in the wok.
7) Cook the tuna for a few minutes (heating it up), then take a garlic press or grate and press or grate the garlic. Let it cook for a few minutes.
8) Drain the pasta in a colendar, then add the pasta to the wok/frying pan and mix thoroughly.
9) Scoop the pasta into bowls, add 7 or 8 pieces of tomato.
10) Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice on top of the pasta, covering thoroughly.
11) Grate some parmesan cheese to taste.

Simple Tuna Pasta

Love, Ana

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