I woke up with intense craving. Craving for what? I don’t know. That’s the problem. I didn’t know what I want to eat. I checked the fridge. Nothing I like. Then I saw cooked penne rigate, just enough for two servings. I knew what I would with it.
I took out the butter and flour. Checked if we still have canned tuna in water. Check. Then I chopped two pieces of shallot.
Here is how I cooked this very easy, simple and fast dish that cured my bad craving.
Easy and Fast Tuna Pasta
1. Heat a non-stick pan. Add in about two tbsp of canola oil. Sweat the shallots. Add minced garlic. (I browned minced garlic always available.) Then saute the tuna for a minute or two. Set it aside.
2. Then prepare roux. Melt 1 tbsp of butter. Once melted add 1 tbsp of flour. Add water (or broth if available) slowly until the preferred consistency is achieved.
3. Add the sauteed tuna to the roux. Add the pasta (I have cooked penne rigate in this case but any pasta will do.) Add in more broth if the sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper. I add in a tsp of dried basil leaves.
Fast tuna pasta dish at 8 in the morning. Prepared with ingredients that’s always on stock. This is perfect with coffee. If only I have an herbal phentermine within reach, maybe that will keep me from thinking about food all the time.