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Friday, May 25, 2012

Sicilian Tuna Pasta: Foodie Friday


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Sicilian Tuna Pasta

This is a great pantry dish. You can keep on hand all of the ingredients for this meal in your cabinet. It is also a very flexible dish, add or omit what you want. You can even change the fish and use any leftovers you might have on hand.
We make this dish camping and if we go with friends they are always surprised how delicious a pasta dish made totally out of cans and jars can be.
So Mangia!

Sicilian Tuna Pasta
by Diane Balch
Prep: 10 minutes          Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 chopped onion
3 chopped cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of anchovy paste or crushed anchovy fillet
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of  jarred capers with some juice
1 cup of green Spanish Manzanilla Olives or pitted in oil black olives
2 cans drained tuna (in oil is best)
1 jar Fra Diavolo Sauce (I use Rao's Arrabbitata)
* Can use Schar's gluten-free pasta

Directions:
1) Bring a large pasta pot of water to a boil, put at least a tablespoon of salt in the water.

2) Put the olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat and sauté the onions. Add garlic and anchovy to the oil and incorporate it. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

3) Add tuna, capers, olives, and sauce to skillet and heat through.

4) When pasta is al dente add it to the skillet. Mix it in and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.

5) Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve with a side green salad.
http://verygoodrecipes.com/italia
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Spotlight Recipes from Last Week's Party:

From: I Thee Cook


Rina transforms the humble potato salad into an elegant side dish with her fantastic use of seasoning.





Anne is truly an intuitive cook she created the flavorful rub and the Mango Salsa from ingredients she had on hand in her fridge. 


From: God's Growing Garden


We have all been hearing how it is best to substitute sweet potatoes for white potatoes because they are so much healthier... well, this dish is not only healthy - it has incredible Indian seasoning and it is a complete vegetarian, gluten-free meal.


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Dear Party Participates,

I apologize now if I don't respond to your comments or thank you for attending the party until Tuesday. I will be unplugging at some time on Friday for the holiday weekend.

Enjoy your Memorial Day,
Diane Balch


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40 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Spicy Baked Fish with Mango Salsa this week Diane and the lovely kind words.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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    1. You deserve them... very inspired. Someone already said they can't wait to make your dish. Me too.

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Your Tuna looks awesome! I am sharing my Swiss Roast today, thanks for hosting and have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Tweeted your linky! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. I appreciate the tweets... still working on figuring out that media. Have a nice weekend.

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  4. Thanks for another link party. I've linked up my Simple, Spicy Salsa recipe (# 11 ), a Hummus Among Us Recipe (#12) and a No Calorie Sweet Green Tea (#13). They're all super easy to make, are tasty and they're good for you! Hope you like it and have an awesome week!
    Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

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    1. Nice entries,,, light and tasty. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting...have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. You are more than welcome. I love your party every Monday... hear that folks check it out!

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  6. Thank you so much for including my curried sweet potato croquettes! I love your blog!
    Angie

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    1. You are very welcome... I really think it is a unique way to make sweet potatoes.

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  7. Hi Diane, Your pasta looks so good. My kids love Manzanilla olives and capers. Today I shared my Blueberry Lavender Muffins. Enjoy your "unplugged" holiday! I may be doing the same thing!

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    1. I always loved Spanish olives as a kid too... thought the stuffing was kinda neat. I'm a little scared how full the in box will be on Tuesday... but it is a good thing to do, unplug sometimes.

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  8. the pasta looks delcious, thanks for the invite and thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. You are very welcome.. glad I found you.

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  9. great looking pasta - I must try this

    thanks for the party, have a great holiday weekend!

    ~heather

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    1. You too always good to see you here.

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  10. Thanks for the invite! I shared my tiramisu - yummy!!

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    1. So glad you shared your recipe it is a real classic version. I love tiramisu.

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  11. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-25-butterfinger-cake.html

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    1. Thanks so much. I'll see you next week. Enjoy this party.

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    1. Good to see you again. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

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  13. Yummy pasta salad recipe, thanks for sharing, Diane. I love your features! I really want to try the spicy baked fish with mango salsa! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for hosting ~ Cheers!

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    1. I can't wait to try the fish recipe too. I think the mango salsa can go on many dishes in the summer. Yours is the last reply before I unplug for the weekend. Have a lovely holiday.

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  14. Hi Diane, What a lovely blog you have! What fun to link up with so many other wonderful recipes. I am hungry already! Thanks for hosting.
    Holly

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  15. Hi Diane! Haven't made it round to the end of the week parties in a while, with all of the summer busy work going on. Looks like I have a lot to catch up on. We love spaghetti with tuna. It's not a well received dish in our area for some reason and only a few of the Italian restaurants even have it on their menu. I generally make mine with a basic marinara, but I know hubby would love your spicy Sicilian version! He's been a big help with the Spring clean-up, so I suppose I could make him a special treat. ;~) Thanks so much for hosting today. Hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend! ~Mary

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  16. You speak my language with a pasta dish featuring olives, capers, and garlic. Thanks for hosting another round!

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  17. Hey Diane, you take me back to my childhood with some of these recipes. So delicious and healthy. Have a wonderful weekend. I linked up just in the nick of time. xo

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  18. This sounds like such a delicious tuna pasta recipe - I think it would be perfect for a summer evening with its Mediterranean feel!

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  19. Diane,
    Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Weekend. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week.

    Michelle

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  20. I love tuna with pasta like this. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  21. Your Tuna Pasta looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  22. Sorry Diane...I was a day late...I will for sure link this recipe next week...thanks for visiting us!!

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  23. Diane, This looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  24. Hey there! Thanks for the invitation to your foodie Friday party!
    I didn't make it this past week, but will try to submit for this week - I would love to be part of this - you have so many people (with so many great ideas!) involved! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!
    (:

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    1. So glad you remember and thank you for the complement. I try to invite people who are into interesting food.

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  25. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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