Tuna And Cherry Tomato Pasta

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

25 min

Serves

4

Tuna And Cherry Tomato Pasta

(Photo: Erik Putz; Food styling by Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Christine Hanlon)

This fresh, savoury-sweet pasta takes only 25 minutes to make. Add some red pepper flakes for an extra kick.


Ingredients

  • 450 g dried penne pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes , (optional)
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp fish sauce , or
  • anchovy paste
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach
  • 3 80-g cans chunk tuna , packed in oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese , (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, then drain pasta.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add oil, then red pepper flakes. Cook 30 sec. Add tomatoes. Cook, stirring often, until they start to break down, 3 to 4 min. Stir in garlic, tomato paste and fish sauce.
  3. Add spinach and stir until it wilts, about 2 min. If mixture seems dry, add reserved pasta water. Add tuna and break into chunks with a spoon. Stir in pasta. Divide between plates. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 580,
  • Protein
  • 29 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 90 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 560 mg.
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