A tuna pasta is one of those dishes that can be easily prepared by most individual where you have little or no cooking experience. The recipe is far from detailed and the food is quite nutritious. The utensils required to prepare is meal is not extensive, so it doesn’t require a heavy duty clean up when the preparation and consumption of the meal is completed. This article will summarize the steps required to prepare a simple Tuna Pasta, in addition to the ingredients and utensils required to complete this recipe.
The list of ingredients that will be provided will comfortably serve 4 people. If there need to be more or less people served from this dish, appropriate modifications can be made to the ingredient proportions. The list of ingredients includes (but not limited to):
8 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
1 (15 ounce) can peas, drained
1/2 (16 ounce) jar Alfredo-style pasta sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
large metal strainer or pasta drainer
First, add 2 cups of water to a pot with a teaspoon of salt and a piece of butter. The salt and butter are added purely for taste. If the recipients suffer from hypertension or high cholesterol then these 2 ingredients can be skipped from the list. It is also important to note that the type and quantity of butter is based solely on preference.
Put this pot on the stove and set the flame to high. Once the water begins to boil, it will be time to add the fettuccine pasta (or any pasta of your choice). Make sure you allow the water to be boiling before adding the pasta, this will prevent the pasta from sticking together in the pot. Allow the pasta to cook for between 8-10 minutes. This time can vary depending on the how soft or hard you like the pasta. During the cooking time, use a wooden spoon to stir the contents to avoid sticking.
After the pasta is cooked, Use mittens to hold the pot and carefully pour all the contents into a metal (pasta) strainer and allow it to drain. This is being done while the second stage of ingredients is prepared. You can wash the existing pot and reuse it or get a saucepan to prepare the sauce for the pasta.
Rinse the saucepan and place it on a medium flame to be heated. Here is where creativity can be exhibited. One can stick solely to the list of items provided or substitute some of the herbs and spice listed, based on personal preference. At this point, add the Tuna peas, Alfredo sauce, garlic powder, oregano, basil and gently stir the contents. You are allowed to add water to these ingredients if the items want to stick to the pan or the sauce is getting too thick.
Stir these ingredients for about 3-5 minutes. Afterward, add the drained pasta to the sauce pan while continuing to stir. At this point, the meal is complete. It is now up to the cook or chef to garnish or just serve the meal.