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Friday, 7 February 2014

Spaghetti with tuna & parsley

 This is the perfect pasta dish to make mid-week when you fancy something a bit comforting, a bit special, but quick and easy. It uses ingredients you will most likely already have which is a bonus (who doesn't always have a tin of tuna in the cupboard?)
 It would also make a super quick Valentine's meal, if you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but want to make something special for a fellow pasta lover.
(I made this just for myself but will double the quantities below to serve two)

Serves 2 
- 200g spaghetti
- 25g butter
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 tin of tuna, in oil
- 50-100ml creme fraiche
- handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- parmesan, to grate on top
1. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions in salted, boiling water (around 10 minutes).
2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the garlic for a couple of minutes.
3. Then add the onion and cook until softened. 
4. Drain some of the oil away from the tin of tuna and pour the rest of the tuna oil into the pan with the onion and garlic. Tip the tuna into a separate bowl and mash with a fork, then add to the pan and stir.
5. Mix the crème fraiche and parsley into the tuna mixture and heat through.
4. Drain the pasta and add to the pan with the tuna mixture, stirring until combined.
5. Serve and top with a generous grating of parmesan!
 Enjoy :)

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