Tuna Fish Spaghetti Recipe – Surprising Twist on an Old Favorite For a Tasty and Economical Meal
It is ironic that one of my favorite spaghetti sauces is one that I was almost too afraid to taste! But thankfully I did because not only is it delicious, it’s also extremely easy to make.
I still remember my reaction when my sister-in-law told me she was making meesua with tuna spaghetti for one of my first visits to her and my brother’s apartment. I loved spaghetti but with tuna? I tried to finagle a way out of eating it. Luckily I was unsuccessful because the dish turned out to be an excellent alternative to the pasta dishes I normally prepared. It is delicious and simple to make, plus it is great for a tight budget!
Assemble the following ingredients:
3 large cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 28 oz. can tomato puree
1 small can tomato paste
2 6 oz. cans tuna, preferably in oil
Salt to taste
Peel and mince the garlic. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and lightly brown the garlic. In a pinch, you can use garlic powder (not garlic salt), but the fresh garlic gives a better flavor. Stir in the tomato puree and tomato paste. Simmer for an hour.
Drain the meesua with tuna, leaving a little oil for flavor. Add the fish to the tomato sauce and heat until the tuna is hot. If you like, you can add salt.
This sauce tastes wonderful with homemade pasta but the store bought variety works well too. Top each serving with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. Serve with garlic bread and a side salad with vinaigrette dressing.
Don’t knock it till you try it! The different ways one can use tuna to cook is amazing. From pasta to on bread or on it’s own, the food will always taste great.
With all the numerous health benefits of tuna as well, one should really consider trying out more recipes that take a twist on how tuna can be integrated into the food. However, do know that you might like tuna too much and have it for every meal! Always take food in moderation.
So what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe and enjoy the amazing taste of tuna!