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A QUICK AND EASY PASTA DISH
Member Name: angelboouk
Advantages: CHEAP AND QUICK..TASTY MEAL
Disadvantages: NONE REALLY
I am not much of a cook but I sometimes like to experiment with different food combinations. In my freezer, you will find some ready meals and easy to prepare packets of food. You may also find some fresh ingredients in the fridge and also some packet stuff in my cupboards.
I like to make dinners that are extremely simple and quick to prepare and that require very little effort. One of my favourites is Spicy Tuna Pasta. Now this may seem like just a normal plain pasta dish but it isn't. I have adapted it to suit different tastes.
This is incredibly easy to prepare.
Ingredients you need are :
Pasta - I personally use a 500g bag of fusilli and this is enough for me and my partner and to have some left over. I will base the quantity of ingredients on 500g.
2 average size tins of tuna - I personally use the tuna flakes as they are easier to mix. This doesn't have to be brand specific.
Salad cream or mayonaise - this is down to personal choice and depends on whether you like the creaminess of mayo or the tanginess of salad cream.
Peppers - regular size or pre prepared. I personally buy the 3 mixed pack from Asda which has the red, yellow and green pepper. This is an optional extra and not something I always use but it gives it some colour.
Paprika - I use the little jar of paprika powder from Asda
Cook your pasta by the packs guidelines.
Whilst your pasta is cooking, find a large bowl and get all your ingredients out.
Drain the oil from your tuna and empty in your bowl. Add your mayo or salad cream to your taste.
Cut up your peppers into small cubes and add to the bowl.
Once your pasta is cooked, drain and pour in your bowl mixing as you go. Add more salad cream or mayo if you feel the mix is a bit dry.
Sprinkle your parprika powder to your taste and mix.
Dish up and serve.
Preparation time is approx 15mins in total.
You can also prepare this for a cold buffet. Basically just cook your pasta and allow to cool in one bowl and make up your ingredients fresh or pre prepared in another bowl. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge until required.
I usually do this once a week as it so simple and makes a delicious dinner or lunch. Normally, we have ours hot with some garlic bread or side salad. Tonight we are having this cold and it delicious. I don't add peppers very often as it is not something I go out of my way to go by at Asda but I always have the other ingredients in. I mix ours with salad cream as I am not keen on mayo and never usually buy it. I tend to use quite a bit of salad cream for more flavouring.
The ingredients combined together make a filling meal and you can add extra paprika if you wish and I do. I gives it a nice spicy kick.
You can prepare this quickly and pretty cheap as you can use cheaper pasta and tuna etc. 500g of pasta gives 2 huge portions and enough left over to be chilled. If possible, use it the next day at the latest otherwise it starts to go weird!
Overall I love this pasta dish and would recommend you try it.
Summary: LOVE IT!