Tuna and Snowpea Pasta

Tuna and Snowpea Pasta

Another simple pasta recipe for you.  This is one I threw together the other day for lunch.  The advantages of being at home on maternity leave!

Tuna and Snowpea Pasta

By Michelle Hanlon Published: May 10, 2013

  • Yield: 1 serve

Another simple pasta recipe for you.  This is one I threw together the other day for lunch.  The advantages of being at home on …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put a pot of salted water on and bring to the boil.
  2. While the water is coming to the boil, wash the snow peas, then top and tail them. Put aside.
  3. Once the water has come to the boil, add two handfuls of pasta (I used brown penne pasta, but any pasta you prefer would be fine) and cook according to directions on packet as the cooking time will vary depending on if you use fresh or dried pasta.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, remove pasta from water using a pasta ladle or pea scoop and set aside in a colander. Do not throw out pasta water.
  5. Return pasta pot to the stove and blanch the prepped snow peas in the pasta water for one minute.
  6. Reserve 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the pasta water, then drain the snow peas into the colander with the pasta.
  7. Return the pasta and snow peas to the pot. Add a good slug of olive oil, the reserved pasta water, the tinned tuna, capers and a generous amount of cracked pepper.
  8. Stir pasta mix over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until the water and olive come together and coat the pasta.
  9. Place pasta in bowl and top with shaved parmesan or pecorino. Add a further sprinkle of salt and pepper if desired.
  10. Dig in!

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