Tuna pasta {Egg free, dairy free}

Tuna has been Harpers favourite food as long as I can remember. He eats it in everything. This pasta is delicious and one of his favourite meals.

olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 bunch of fresh basil
X2 400g tins of good quality whole tomatoes
700g or more, of good quality tuna (in oil)
one red onion, cut finely
1 Pinch of crushed hot chilli
500g penne (egg free, if needed)
Zest and juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper

Chop the basil stalks, you want to pick the leaves and set them aside for later. Next chop the red onion. I cut both really fine.
Heat a splash of oil, and gently fry the onion, basil stalks, crushed chilli and cinnamon. You want to use a medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and sweet.
Turn heat to med/high and add your tomatoes, break the tomatoes up with the back of your spoon, then add tuna. Add salt and pepper and let simmer for about 20 minuets.
While the tomato mixture is cooking you want to get you pasta cooked. For me it works best with a really big pot full of water, add salt and bring to boil. I don't add oil but do make sure I give it a stir every couple of minuets until its cooked.
Once the pasta is cooked I drain it, and mix it with the tomato sauce, lemon juice and lemon zest. Then I test the seasoning, sometimes I like to add two lemons instead of the one I used here. Also I add more salt or chilli now (if needed)
Tear up the basil leaves you set aside earlier and your done. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. My son is dairy, wheat and egg free, it's difficuilt finding dishes that suit the whole family. This was lovely and very easy to make.