chilli tuna pasta
- 500g spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup (50g) capers, drained
- 400g cherry tomatoes, quartered
- ¼ cup (60ml) red wine vinegar
- 2 x 185g cans chilli-flavoured tuna, drained
- 3 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- sea salt and cracked black pepper
- ⅓ cup (80ml) lemon juice
- Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 8–10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until lightly browned. Add the capers and cook for a further 1 minute.
- Add the pasta, tomato, vinegar, tuna, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Divide between serving bowls and drizzle with the lemon juice and extra olive oil to serve. Serves 4.
This is delicious. I don’t have access to chili tuna, so I used a nice tuna in oil (Genova) and sprinkled hot pepper flakes in with the garlic and capers. I cooked about 2/3 of a pound of thin spaghetti, used two cups of parsley and two large cloves of garlic but otherwise stuck to the amounts indicated. I “finished” my serving with freshly grated parmesan. Definitely will make this again. Thanks!