Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tuna and Olive Pasta

Tuna and Olive Pasta - really easy

While flying up to the Sudan at the beginning of the month, I had brought a magazine to browse through on the flight.  I came across several delicious recipes. One was headed "Really easy" and when I showed it to Grant he groaned and said if only he had that to eat rather than the standard: "chicken or beef" he knew he'd be offered at dinnertime!

This week I decided to make it and it really is easy.

Tuna and Olive Pasta (Vrouekeur, July 2010)
(serves 4)

500g penne pasta
a dollop of oil for frying
1onion, chopped
2.5ml minced garlic
400g tinned whole tomatoes
170g (1 tin) tuna in brine. (I used in oil)
45ml black olives, sliced

Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente
Drain the pasta and add a little oil to keep it from clogging
Heat a little oil and sautee the garlic and onion until soft
Add tomatoes, salt and ground black pepper
Cook without a lid until all the juice is reduced
Add tuna and olives and heat through gently
Toss mixture into pasta and serve immediately


The Arabic for tuna is either twnh (pronounced too-naah) or smk pronounced samaka. The Arabic for tomatoes is țmãțm pronounced toemaatum


  1. Looks delicious, Jo... The only thing I don't care for is the black olives. I love tuna --and we've had alot of what my kids used to call "Tuna/Noodle Casserole" through the years. But yours looks better!!!!

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. That sounds good and even easy enough for me to make. Those ingredients are always on the shelf.

  3. I'm always in favor of easy recipes, and this one sounds and looks good.

  4. I'm always looking for tuna recipes, this looks good :)
    ☼ Sunny

  5. That's something we did when we had visitors when the food should be special, good and very quickly done. I always have a ready tomato sauce with olives at home, I take a pot throw the sauce in add a can of peas and serve it with pasta, whatever even with spaghettis, not to forget the parmesan cheese. That was the first plate Mr. G. cooked for me, lol !

  6. That looks so good sister Jo. It's quick, easy and you don't have to use the oven especially on hot days like these. Take care and God bless.

  7. looks so yummy! this is perfect for my hubby who doesn't eat beef and chicken.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Jo.


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