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    Spaghetti With Italian Tuna & Capers

    Spaghetti With Italian Tuna & Capers. Photo by Kozmic Blues

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    Kozmic Blues's Note:

    My girlfriend's father gave us some cans of this wonderful, imported Italian tuna. This recipe is my attempt at re-creating HIS recipe for pasta with tuna and red sauce. Lauren's dad would often make this for me when I came to dinner because it had contained no meat. The Italian tuna packed in oil gives this sauce a wonderully "meaty" flavor that I absolutely love. My granny's mother would also make a dish similar to this on on the Fridays of Lent when they could not have meat.

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    1. 1
      In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add chopped onion and anchovy fillet, and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add crushed red pepper and garlic and saute for another minute.
    4. 4
      Add tomato sauce and reduce heat to low.
    5. 5
      Next, add capers and the cans of tuna.
    6. 6
      I like to drain the oil from one of the cans and leave the oil from the second.
    7. 7
      Break up the large pieces of tuna with a fork or wooden spoon.
    8. 8
      Cook pasta in boiling salted water for about 7 minutes or until al dente.
    9. 9
      Drain, and toss with tuna red sauce in a serving bowl.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle with basil or parsley and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 14, 2008


      FOR TUNA LOVERS!! That is me. The italian tuna packed in oil does have a great taste. When I go to italy I make sure I take advantage of the tuna there. What a great idea in using tuna this way. I am italian and I had never thought of this combo. It is delicious!! I also added olives, like the photo. Thanks for the recipe Kosmic!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spaghetti With Italian Tuna & Capers

    Serving Size: 1 (525 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 847.2
    Calories from Fat 178
    Total Fat 19.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 55.1 mg
    Sodium 1328.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 100.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
    Sugars 10.2 g
    Protein 64.0 g

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