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Fusilli With Tuna And Tomato Sauce


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  • 1 pound fusilli
  • 3 1/4 cups Simple Tomato Sauce (see recipe) (or other purchased marinara sauce)
  • 2 cans albacore tuna packed in oil - (6 oz ea) drained
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves


Servings 6


Step 1

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the tomato sauce, tuna, capers, and lemon peel in a heavy large skillet. Using a fork, break the tuna into chunks. Simmer to blend the flavors, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Stir in the parsley and serve.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

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