Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kaje's Healthy Recipe - Garlic Tuna Pasta with Asparagus

I found this recipe for Garlic Tuna Pasta with Asparagus on My Kitchen Cafe. I made it last night and it was mostly a hit. Next time I'll make it with cubed chicken and maybe a little less garlic, but overall it was really good!

This is copied directly over from My Kitchen Cafe:

Garlic Tuna Pasta with Asparagus
serves 4-6

2 tablespoons olive oil
6 medium cloves garlic , minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this doesn't add spice - just a nice enhancement of flavor)
3/4 cup chicken stock or broth
2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna in water (2 cans), drained well
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon butter, cut into fourths
1 bunch asparagus (or substitute broccoli, peas, etc.), tough ends trimmed and stalks cut into thirds, lightly steamed (I steamed mine for 3-4 minutes until just barely crisp tender)
1 pound penne pasta or other similar tube pasta

Cook pasta according to package directions (or however you like it).

Meanwhile, in a 12-inch non-stick skillet, heat oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant (but not browned!), about 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Add tuna, slightly breaking up chunks with your fingers, and salt and cook, stirring frequently, until tuna is heated through, about 1 minute.

Toss tuna mixture, parsley, butter, asparagus (or other vegetable), and cooked pasta together in the skillet. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.


  1. You are *very* brave. I eat a very picky selection of foods, so I often don't try new things. You may not consider my recipe because it's really not, but this is it, and it's been my favorite breakfast for the past couple of mornings:

    cut-up fresh strawberries (Soooooooo good!)
    cheddar cheese slices on crackers.

    Hits the spot! Super easy, and I think it's light; not too heavy for the morning.