I'm not one for New Year resolutions but as the start of this year coincided with my continued non-drinking and attempt to eat more healthily, I thought I'd share a favourite recipe of mine that covers both bases.
The dish on this occasion is a tuna pasta dish that is as quick as it is simple. Usually with any pasta dish I'd prefer a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc but I was recently introduced to Bottle Green sparkling drinks that can offer a good alcohol free alternative.
Makes 2 serves
30ml of Olive Oil
Spinach or Rocket
half a chilli (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 medium size cans tuna in water
Cherry tomatoes (halved)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
Salt –pepper and a tiny red hot chilly
1 tea sp of sugar
Anchovy Puree (optional)
extra virgin olive oil and squeeze of lemon to serve
Cook the pasta in salted water as per the instructions on the packet
My advice is to cook the pasta while the sauce is being cooked, so the pasta can be added in the sauce straight away
In a frying pan heat the oil cook the garlic and chilli and the herbs. Cook in very low temperature Now add the halved cherry tomatoes and slowly cook. Add tomato/ anchovy puree plus liquid from the starchy pasta water if its starts to dry out
Once pasta is cooked drain it and add to the sauce along with the spinach/ rocket. It will start to wilt but you can also give it a stir at this point.
Once combined, fold the tuna chunks into the pasta to warm thou. I like to keep the chunks chunky so tend to not stir it to vigorously
Serve with squeeze of lemon and drizzle of extra virgin olive oil