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Tuna Pasta Margherita

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Author: Olive
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Ingredients (click ingredient to buy it)

  • 8 OUNCES UNCOOKED SPAGHETTI PASTA YOU MAY USE ANY PASTA
  • 1 CAN 185 G TUNA FLAKES (HOT AND SPICY)
  • 1 RED ONION MINCED
  • 1 CUP DICED OR STEWED TOMATOES
  • 1/2 CUP CHOPPED FRESH BASIL RESERVE A FEW LEAVES FOR GARNISH
  • 1/2 CUP CHEESE
  • 1/4 CUP OLIVE OIL
  • 1 TEASPOON SALT
  • 1/2 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER
  • 1 TEASPOON RED CHILI PEPPER FLAKES
  • 1/4 TEASPOON DRIED GROUND OREGANO
  • 1/2 CUP GRATED MOZZARELLA CHEESE
  • 1 SMALL FRESH TOMATO CHOPPED FOR GARNISHING

Instructions

  • BRING A POT OF WATER TO A BOIL OVER HIGH HEAT. SEASON WELL WITH SALT ABOUT 1-2 FISTFUL. WHEN THE WATER STARTS BOILING, ADD PASTA AND COOK AL DENTE (MEANING WITH A BITE; FIRM) TO TEST, TAKE A STRAND OF SPAGHETTI AND BITE IT, YOU SHOULD SEE A LITTLE WHITE DOT IN THE MIDDLE, IT TAKES ABOUT 9 MINUTES FOR SPAGHETTI, MORE OR LESS.
  • MEANWHILE, IN A HEATED PAN, SAUTE ONION AND RED CHILI FLAKES OVER MEDIUM HEAT, ADD TUNA FLAKES, COOK FOR 1 MINUTE THEN ADD CANNED DICE/STEWED TOMATOES. ADD A CUP OF WATER OR IF YOU HAVE WHITE WINE OR CHICKEN STOCK, THAT’S EVEN BETTER. BOIL AND SIMMER (BOIL/COOK OVER LOW HEAT) FOR 5-8 MINUTES. ADD THE GRATED CHEESE, STIR AND COOK UNTIL CHEESE IS MELTED. SEASON WITH GROUND BLACK PEPPER.
  • ADD THE COOKED SPAGHETTI NOODLES AND FRESH BASIL. MIX UNTIL PASTA IS COATED WITH SAUCE AND DRIES A LITTLE, ABOUT 3 MINUTES.
  • TRANSFER IMMEDIATELY TO A PLATTER AND SPRINKLE GRATED MOZZARELLA ON TOP. GARNISH WITH FRESH BASIL AND FRESH CHOPPED FRESH TOMATOES.
  • SERVE WITH GARLIC BREAD
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