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.
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.
Which makes it much easier to think simple. Here’s my simple tuna pasta recipe.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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 can of tuna
3 cloves of garlic (on the larger side)
1 teaspoon salt
parmesan cheese (optional)
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.