Saturday, June 2, 2012

Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca




Ingredients:

Kosher salt
12 ounces linguine
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 cup roughly chopped kalamata olives
1 28-ounce can San Marzano plum tomatoes
4 basil leaves, torn, plus more for garnish
1 5-ounce can albacore tuna, packed in olive oil
Freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until al dente.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until slightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the capers and olives and fry 2 more minutes. Crush the tomatoes into the skillet with your hands and reserve the juices. Cook until the tomatoes are slightly dry, about 2 minutes. Add the reserved tomato juices, the basil, and salt to taste and cook until the sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tuna with its oil, breaking it up with a fork, and season with salt.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water, and return it to the pot. Add the sauce and the reserved cooking water and toss. Season with pepper and garnish with more basil.

Recipe shared from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/linguine-with-tuna-puttanesca-recipe/index.html