Tuna, Lemon and Caper Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 422.0
  • Total Fat: 19.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.1 mg
  • Sodium: 345.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 20.3 g

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Yummy sauce is addicting with the tuna. Yummy sauce is addicting with the tuna.
Number of Servings: 3


    1 can (6 ounces) tuna (chunk or solid in olive oil), drained
    1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
    grated zest of 1 medium lemon
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup fruity olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    freshly ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons capers, drained
    1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Place tuna in pasta serving bowl and break it into large bite-size pieces. Add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and capers and stir gently to combine. Set aside to warm to room temperature, or preferably, place the bowl (be sure it's heatproof) over the pasta pot to warm the ingredients while heating the water. Once the water comes to a boil, remove bowl and set aside.
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain pasta well and immediately add to sauce in bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and toss. Serve at once with Parmesan cheese. Pass the pepper mill.
Recommended pasta: 8 ounces penne rigate, medium shells (conchiglie rigate), rigatoni, or linguine.

Serving Size: 2-4

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EYELEEN_70.

TAGS:  Fish | Lunch | Fish Lunch |