Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuna and Vegetable Fusilli

Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to food. This dish would definitely fall under this category!
Marek had a visit with the dentist today, leaving him with a bit of man blues. He came home very hungry as he wasn't able to eat anything most of the day.
Anything with tuna makes Marek happy and considering this along with him not being able to eat anything too tough on his teeth, a simple and soft pasta dish without a 'swooshing in the mouth' sauce is an an ideal meal.

Look at the colours!! Who wouldn't want to dig in??

300g fusilli (or pasta shape of your choice)
1 1/2 yellow pepper (chopped in large chunks)
1 leek (sliced so-so thick)
1 1/2 large beef tomatoes (chopped in large chunks)
1 can of tuna
2 tbsp chilli oil
3 tbsp virgin olive oil
1/2 tbps paprika
1 tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp celery salt
2 tsp black pepper
(additional salt and pepper to taste if desired)

Ok, so it may look like there are quite a few ingredients but it's really minimal effort using several 'commonly in the cupboard' ingredients, trust me! :)

- While cooking the pasta as per package instructions cook the leeks and yellow pepper with chilli for about 2 minutes then add the tuna, tomatoes, celery salt, black pepper, paprika and parsley. Cook for another couple minutes.
- Toss in the pasta and olive oil, and add extra seasoning if desired.

This is my entry for this week's Presto Pasta Night!


Diana said...

This looks delissh! I will certainly make this one, thanks Sarita and I just love to hear your anectodes on why you chose this dish. Im sure Marek was happy!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love how bright and colorful this dish is--I love tuna and pasta together too. Thanks for joining in PPN this week!



Joanne said...

It's so sweet of you to make this so that Marek would feel better! What a tasty looking dish!