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Spicy tuna pasta

Spicy tuna pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Kids will love this easy summer pasta dish - a fishy version of spaghetti with meatballs

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal552
fat13g
saturates2g
carbs81g
sugars9g
fibre4g
protein33g
low insalt1.16g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Squeeze excess water from the tuna, place in a bowl with the spring onions and egg, then stir together. Use your hands to shape into small walnut-size balls – you should get about 12.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, tip the tuna balls in, then cook for 5-10 mins until golden all over. Pour over the tomato & chilli sauce, then cook for 5 mins more, adding a little boiling water if the sauce looks dry.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, boil the pasta, then drain. Stir through the sauce and most of the rocket. Serve in bowls with the tuna balls and a little extra rocket on top.

RECIPE TIPS
HOMEMADE SAUCE

Soften 1 chopped onion and 1 chopped red chilli in a little oil. Stir in 400ml passata with 3 tbsp tomato puree or ketchup, and bubble for a few mins.

USE UP THE ROCKET

In a food processor, whizz together the leftover rocket with 2 chopped anchovies, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tsp red wine vinegar and 2 tbsp olive oil. Delicious served alongside grilled lamb chops.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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Rating: 4 out of 5.13 ratings
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