Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recipe of the Day: NIM Tuna Fusilli Pasta

Tuna Fusilli Pasta
Serves: 8
Per Serving: 353 Calories
Description: fusilli, tuna, tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, basil, Parmesan cheese

15 ml Olive Oil - Extra Virgin
150 Gram Onion (Red) , Dice, Medium
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tbsp. Basil (leaves fresh), Thinly Sliced
800 Gram Tomato (Canned)
20 Oz Fish (Tuna, Water-Packed)
1 tsp. Salt (kosher)
1/4 tsp. Pepper (Ground Black Pepper)
510 Gram Pasta - Whole Wheat Fusilli
1/8 tsp. Lemon (Zest Only)
80 Gram Parmesan cheese, grated
4 Garlic Cloves - Peeled, Finely Chopped

1. Over medium heat, sauté the garlic and red onions in olive oil for 1-2 mins then add canned diced tomatoes. Allow to come to a simmer then add tuna. Season with salt & pepper. Simmer for another 1-2 minutes then remove from stove and set aside.
2. In a pot, boil water then add pasta. Allow to cook until al dente (tender on the outside, but with a ‘bite’ on the inside).
3. Once the pasta is cooked, put it back in the pot with the tuna and tomatoes. Return on the stove over medium heat. When it comes to a simmer, add the pasta, lemon zest, basil leaves and cinnamon to it and cook for 1- 2 minutes.
4. Top off with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!