Recipe of the Week: Penne with Fresh Tomatoes & Tuna

Ingredients

  • Penne Tomato Tuna

    Serves: 4  Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

    10 oz penne pasta

  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 ­ 6 oz can tuna packed in olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves, leaves torn in half or slice thinly
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • A pinch of sugar

Directions

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once to a boil, add a generous pinch of salt.

2. Heat a skillet on medium­low heat. Add oil and garlic, careful not to burn garlic. Add tomatoes, pinch of sugar, and salt & pepper to taste. Cook for 10 minutes. Meanwhile add pasta to boiling water.

3. Once pasta has cooked, drain very well, reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water.

4. After cooking tomatoes for 10 minutes, add the tuna and fresh basil. Cook for 5 minutes. Then add drained pasta, and reserved cooking liquid and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste and enjoy!

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