Spaghetti, Tuna and Capers

Spaghetti, Tuna and Capers created by Thorsten

This is a very simple recipe that will have you asking for more. Very healthy too. There are a few variations. This recipe is used in the regions of Naples and Molise in Italy.

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  • Drain oil from tuna and place in a heavy based frypan.
  • Add diced onion and saute until soft and clear.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot, boil salted water and cook spaghetti.
  • Dice tomatoes and add to pan.
  • Stir the mixture over low heat.
  • Add salt and peppercorns to taste.
  • Add tuna to mixture and stir.
  • Drain spaghetti.
  • Add capers to mixture.
  • Place spaghetti on warm plates.
  • Place tuna mixture over top of spaghetti.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese.
  • Garnish with a few basil leaves.
  • The secret of success is to work quickly and make sure that the mixture is not overcooked.
  • As a variation, olive oil can be substituted with butter.
  • Fettucine can be used instead of spaghetti.
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"This is a very simple recipe that will have you asking for more. Very healthy too. There are a few variations. This recipe is used in the regions of Naples and Molise in Italy."

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  1. flat footed fairy.
    Quick and simple. Make sure to use tuna with olive oil and don't try to sub it with other kind. I substituted capers with green olives cos that's what I prefer. Thanks for sharing.
  2. flat footed fairy.
    Quick and simple. Make sure to use tuna with olive oil and don't try to sub it with other kind. I substituted capers with green olives cos that's what I prefer. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Vino p.o. prn
    Nice quick lunch! I had leftover cooked pasta, used a diced roma tomato instead of canned and added a minced garlic clove. Will make again! Thanks!
  4. EmilyStrikesAgain
    I'm not a big tuna fan, but my girlfriend is so I made this for her- I surprisingly loved it. Very simple and you can also add other things to spice it up. I added crushed red pepper and some green olives. The tuna is not overwhelming. I used canned crushed tomatoes and would next time use 2 cans instead of 1.
  5. cajun chef in Louis
    We loved this recipe. Quick, simple and easy on the pocket book. We like alot of sauce so we used 2 cans of tuna, 2 cans of tomatoes for the same amount of pasta called for and it was perfect for us. Will most definately make this again! Thanks for the recipe!
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