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Tuna and Caper Pasta

Taking a wandering off the vegan meals, I made an albacore tuna dish for dinner. One way to quell the cravings for meat is to serve wild Salmon or Tuna in dishes. A little goes a long way and best it is rich in Omega-3. For our heart healthy way of life it is a good choice, although I don’t want to serve fish too often due to Mercury. Moderation of course!

Costco carries good quality albacore in cans for a very reasonable price.

Tuna and Caper Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pasta (I used this style)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic (jarred)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
  • 2 6 or 7 ounce cans albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 Tbsp parsley (fresh or dried)

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook pasta as directed and drain.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the onion in the oil until tender. Add in the garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for a minute.

Stir in the capers. lemon juice and tomatoes, bring to a simmer and then turn to medium-low and let cook for about 5 minutes. Ad in the tuna, flaked into chunks and heat through.

Add the pasta to the skillet and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.

Serves 4.

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Comments

  1. I’d just encourage folks to investigate the fish in Costco’s cans. Some of the fisheries are in quite bad shape, but there is tuna available from healthy areas. I just did a brief post about sustainable canned tuna, but Costco’s not in my area. Should add it, though, lots of people shop there nationally.

    I love capers, though! yum… all it needs is a few good black olives.

    • Good points (I read your blog today on it). What I also like about the Costco one is they don’t add broth to the tuna – and it is whole pieces, not the icky flakes. It would be telling more to know who actually packs the tuna (what company Costco private labels on).
      And yes, olives would have been a good addition!

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