Friday, April 1, 2011

Meatless Fridays

Not to sure how this one is going to go over in the Creamer household. Normally Doug only likes tuna on sandwiches, and I'm pretty sure he hates warm tuna. But the recipe sounded really good to me and I think I'd like to add some salty kalamata olives or capers to this recipe. Anyhoo, try it out and tell me what you think!
This week's Meatless Friday meal is:

Rigatoni with Tuna and Sun Dried Tomatoes
adapted from Pampered Chef's '29 minutes to Dinner'

8 oz uncooked rigatoni pasta
2 oz Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
1 lemon
3 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 pouch chunk light tuna or canned albacore

Bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Meanwhile, grate cheese. Pat tomatoes dry using paper towels. Chop tomatoes and parsley. Cut lemon into wedges; set aside.
Heat oil, pressed garlic and pepper flakes in skillet over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes or until garlic turns golden (do not allow to burn). Immediately stir in tuna and tomatoes; cook 2-3 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Add pasta, half of the parsley and half of the cheese to Skillet; toss gently.
To serve, divide pasta among serving plates. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and Parmesan. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.


Mum2eight said...

definitely going to try this one. Sounds yummy. Steve likes cooked tuna. He cannot understand how I can eat it on sandwiches.

K said...

You can always try canned salmon instead of tuna. That might go over better with Doug.
Only dh and I will eat tuna in any incarnation. Oh and Tristan and the cat too :D

JoAnnC. said...

I didn't even think about using canned salmon! Genius! Will do that instead...THANKS!