Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Roasted Capsium Garlic Pesto Spaghetti



 Using Jamie Oliver's 30 minutes cookbook has inspired me to make sauces for pasta myself. He opened my eyes to the kind of things I could do with my humble food processor. Having a jar of grilled capsicum on hand, I thought it would be pretty cool to blitz everything up and use it as a sauce base.


Further, my hubby bought 15 cans of tuna. Seriously. 15 cans. They were on sale, and it's the kind we like (John West) so he decided to purchase it for "rainy days". Now I like a good tuna sandwich and perhaps a tuna potato cake one day but 15 jars? woah!

So I used it in this pasta as well.


I made this with little intention to blog it, but when I did a taste test, I thought it turned out pretty well. A pasta sauce that is not tomato based or cream based! Pretty cool hey.

Roasted Capsicum Garlic Pesto Spaghetti (serves 4)
500 grams of spaghetti cooked in boiling salted water
3 cans of chili tuna
1 chopped yellow capsicum
1 cup of corn
1 cup of peas

To be blitzed
250 grams of roasted capsicum (You can roast it yourself but I got mine from a jar)
1 tablespoon of garlic
around 80 grams of basil leaves
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt
3 chili padi chopped

Blitz everything up. Heat pan and blitzed ingredients. Saute all veges first. Toss through tuna for around 5 minutes. Toss pasta though. Serve with some cheese if desired.



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7 comments:

tigerfish said...

I thought I was crazy when I bought 6 canned sardines when they were on sale the last time...heee heee..but 15 cans !!! looks like I am not that crazy after all.

I really use my canned sardines for "rainy" (rather, lazy) days too!!! Sometimes I just add them to my pasta sauce (made days before), heat everything up all at one time and one-dish meal, done.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks delicious! My kind of pasta!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

can i exchange your pasta with my Shanghai noodles, yours look so yummy!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I never have a jar of capsicum on hand but it is something I MUST get after seeing this recipe. It looks amazing and I for one and all about pasta these days!

babe_kl said...

I'm so gonna try this as Capt'n Hook is not fond of tomato based sauces

Joanne said...

That Jamie cookbook sounds awesome! Need to check it out.

15 CAN OF TUNA?!?!? Insane. But if you're going to keep making delicious dishes like this with them...then I think they were a good idea.

Aimei said...

Haha 15 cans sounds scary but if i were you, i would be happy! thinking of many goodies to whip up! I just thougt of tuna potato croquettes. hehe... and this pasta looks very yummy. The kind that i would like.. :)

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