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Meatless Monday- Spagetti with Tuna Sauce

March 11, 2013 Recipes No Comments


Shared by Charlotte Pelliccia.

Fish may be considered a meat by some, for others it is still a healthier alternative to eating meat every day.


Spaghetti with Tuna Sauce – from Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook
1/2 t finely chopped garlic
5 T olive oil
3 T finely chopped parsley
red pepper flakes (if you like a little spice)
1 15 oz. can chopped peeled tomatoes and juice (if you like your sauces more tomatoey add an 8 oz can of tomato sauce)
1 can Italian tuna in olive oil, drained
ground black pepper
3 T butter
1 lb. spaghetti

saute garlic with olive oil until lightly colored
add chopped parsley (and red pepper flakes to taste) and cook for a 1/2 minute
add peeled tomatoes (and tomato sauce)
Lower heat and simmer for about 25 minutes [meanwhile boil water and cook spaghetti]
Add drained tuna to sauce and break it up a bit with a fork
Add a little salt (but be careful as tuna is salty) and black pepper, simmer for 5 minutes
Turn off heat and swirl in butter
Add sauce to pasta and serve!

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