Recipe

Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon & Croutons

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Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon & Croutons

Tuna, olives, fresh parsley and the yummiest home-made croutons make this a very special mid-week spaghetti dish.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • ½ x baguette
  • 200g x spaghetti
  • ½ x lemon
  • 5g x fresh parsley – chop coarsely
  • 25g x pitted black olives - slice
  • 1 tin x tuna in water – open and drain
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 1 x baguette
  • 400g x spaghetti
  • 1 x lemon
  • 10g x fresh parsley – chop coarsely
  • 50g x pitted black olives - slice
  • 2 tins x tuna in water – open and drain
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Put the oven onto grill. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Cut the bread into small cubes (5mm) to make the croutons. Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and scatter with freshly ground salt and pepper. Toss. Place under the grill for about 3 minutes until golden brown. Remove and set aside.

Step 3

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add a few drops of olive oil and the spaghetti and cook for 6 minutes until al dente. Drain – keeping about a cup of the pasta water. Keep the pasta in the pot (off the stove).

Step 4

Finely grate the skin of the lemon on a box grater to create lemon zest. Then juice the lemon.

Step 5

Add the tuna, lemon zest and juice, parsley and olives to the pasta in the saucepan. Add a splash of olive oil and a little of the pasta water. Toss gently. Return to the stove on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

To serve, divide the pasta between the bowls. Sprinkle croutons on top.