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    Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Super Tuna Pasta

    I was testing a baked pasta dish for our Staff lunch. Wanted it to be dairy free...

    I rarely use margarine but I have reluctantly used it to make the sauce to keep it dairy free
    I tried oil as the fat of choice and it was awful…so marge it was.
    This will feed 4 people for a lunch with a nice green salad and some good bread
    Dale and I consumed the lot. (We are very greedy)
    I love these slivered almonds the crunchiness really gave it an edge
    2 cups penne pasta

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 onion finely chopped
    1 tin tomatoes
    1 heaped teaspoon dried oregano
    Sprinkling of chili flakes
    Pinch sugar
    Dash of Balsamic
    Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
    1 tin Tuna in olive oil
    ½ cup Toasted slivered almonds

    2 tablespoons butter/margarine
    2 tablespoons flour
    ½ cup white wine
    1 cup chicken stock
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 bay leaf
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    1 egg

    Cook the pasta in lots of well salted boiling water about 10 minutes

    Place oil in pan and sauté onions till translucent
    Add tomatoes
    Then oregano, chili, sugar and balsamic
    Simmer about 6-8 minutes till it thickens
    Add tuna broken up and almonds
    Drain pasta and add to tomatoes
    Pour into gratin dish

    Melt butter/margarine
    Add flour stir and cook about 4 minutes to cook out the flour taste
    Add wine and hot chicken stock and bay leaf
    Stir till thickened
    Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary
    Remove from heat
    Add parsley
    Beat in egg

    Pour sauce over top of pasta and bake
    180C about 20-25 minutes.

    So so Good


    Asha said...

    YUM! YUM!! That's all I can say!!:)

    katiez said...

    Ooooh, I like this! Nice to have a 'Tuna Hotdish" to use the American, without the cream... I'll use the butter, though....

    So Simple said...

    asha thank you it is Yum

    In preference I would use the butter but it did work well with the marge. I bouhgt the best quality margarine.

    a yummy mummy handbook said...

    i tried this today for lunch and it was yummylicious

    So Simple said...

    yummy mummy
    That's excellent thank you

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