Sunday, 28 March 2010

Recipe - Simple Tuna and Tomato Sauce with Pasta


As promised, here's the follow up to the last post - using up the last of the tomato sauce I made.

If you found this post from a search engine or similar, here is the original post. Also, I did choose to add the base recipe to this post too, just in case you did not read the last post first.

You can just use the sauce as it is, a vegetarian option, but you can also pad it out a bit by adding some tuna. Should you have some fresh basil lounging around, chuck that in too.

This is a very simple recipe that you can use as a base and just freestyle it to suit you. Add and subtract ingredients as you feel like - make it yours.

Not much more to say, let's head over to the recipe...

Ingredients (serves 1 - 2)
Olive oil
1/2 red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
1 - 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 red chili, thinly sliced - deseeded if you wish
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Black sliced olives
Sugar
Salt
Pepper
Worcestershire sauce
Fresh basil leaves, torn (optional)
1 can of tuna chunks in brine, drained and flaked (optional)
Fresh parmesan, grated (optional)
Pasta cooked as per the instructions


Method
Heat some olive oil in a pan on a medium heat. Chuck in the onion, garlic and chili and let that sizzle for a couple of minutes until the onion starts to soften up. Pour in the tomatoes and stir in some olives. Add a splash or two of Worcestershire sauce, some sugar and season to taste. Let this simmer for a couple of minutes. If using, stir in the tuna and the basil leaves and let them heat through.

Serve on pasta and if you're using it, grate some parmesan on top.

Enjoy!

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