|BBC Good Food's version|
Well, it must have either slipped under the radar or they just gave up resisting the idea as we had it for dinner last night - and it proved to be a sheer delight. Incredibly simple to make (note to self - get Son to make it (supervised) next time), it was just perfect for a Saturday evening when Strictly Come Dancing is trotting towards you on the t.v. horizon.
|My version : not far off!|
TUNA & LEMON PASTA (serves 3)
350g pasta shells
200g pack trimmed fine beans, cut into short lengths
2 x 185g tins tuna in oil
grated zest of a lemon, plus some juice for drizzling
1 tbsp small capers or a half a tbsp of large capers, cut in half
generous pinch of chilli flakes
olive oil for drizzling
ground black pepper.
1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 6-7 minutes.
2. Add the beans and cook for a further 3 minutes until both the pasta and beans are tender.
3. Meanwhile, tip one tin of tuna & its oil into a bowl, plus the other tin of tuna without its oil. Flake the fish, trying to keep the pieces quite large. Stir in the lemon zest, capers, chilli and pepper. Taste, then add salt and lemon juice to taste.
4. Drain the pasta and beans, return them to the pan and toss with the tuna mixture.
5. Add a little olive oil to moisten everything and a squeeze of lemon juice to freshen up the flavours.
Serve on its own, with garlic bread or a small salad.