Mediterranean Tuna Pasta

This Mediterranean style tuna dish delivers with strong flavours and is really easy to cook. A small piece of tuna goes a long way in a filling dish like this.

 

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Ingredients

 

½ kilo fresh tuna cut into bite-sized pieces
400g penne pasta
½ cup olive oil
3 cloves finely sliced garlic
1 finely chopped red chilli
6 chopped anchovies
200g cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons capers
200g pitted black olives (drain well)
¾ cup chopped basil leaves
½ cup rocket & baby spinach mix
Rock salt and cracked black pepper

 

Instructions

 

1. Cook the pasta, drain and set aside

 

2. Preheat fry pan to med-high. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook tuna to your liking, but not longer than ‘just cooked through’. Remove from fry pan and set aside

 

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3. Add the remaining olive oil, garlic, chilli, anchovies, cherry tomatoes, capers and olives. Cook for 5-10 minutes until cherry tomatoes start to soften

 

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4. Mix in the cooked pasta, tuna, basil leaves and rocket & baby spinach mix

 

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5. Serve seasoned with rock salt and cracked black pepper

 

Extra notes

  • Can add a few boiled eggs and avocado at the end for extra body and flavour
  • ½ a long red chili or a full small red chili provides sufficient heat