This is not just about eating, you see, this has everything to do with cooking, and cooking from the heart. It is about all the love that goes into each recipe I create; it is about the results and achieving ultimate flavors. The finished dish should satisfy not only my taste buds but lift my sprits to soar. It should ignite my entire being and make me feel alive. And this dish most certainly does.
This improvised pasta dish is simplicity at its best!
Cooking, and eating, is my passion. It is who I am.
Give this recipe a try, and then you be the judge.
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Recipe makes 4 servings
Improvised Linguini & Tuna Mélange
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
Salt for pasta water
1 tablespoon olive oil (for pasta water)
1 pound box linguini
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups shredded carrots (measured shredded)
4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon Garam Masala powder
1/2 cup cream sherry
1/3 cup cooked pasta water
3 cans (un-drained) good solid tuna (Tonno Genova in olive oil was used)
1 bunch green onions/scallions, finely chopped
4 Roma/plum tomatoes cut into bite-size pieces
Cooked and drained pasta
- Put a large pot of water with the bay leaf and turmeric powder to boil
- When the water is boiling add salt (plenty or to taste), olive oil and linguini and cook to desired doneness (reserve 1/3 cup pasta water to add to the carrots sauté)
- Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, on the large burner and on medium heat, heat olive oil and butter
- When oils are sizzling add carrots and cook until wilting
- When carrots are wilting add garlic and Garam Masala and sauté until garlic is just beginning to golden (a couple minutes)
- Add sherry and reduce by half
- Add reserved pasta water, tuna (with the oil) and green onions and cook until heated through and steaming
- Lastly, add tomatoes and the cooked/drained pasta and heat well through
Serve immediately and enjoy while it is hot!
Cook with heart; eat with gusto. Buen Provecho!