Spicy Tuna Pasta with Olives and Capers

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This is another recipe that is quick and easy to prepare. The secret to making this dish is using the right kind of canned tuna. I prefer using the Hot and Spicy Century Tuna, which is a Filipino brand. I just supplemented it with another canned tuna in oil since I’m making a big batch of pasta.

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To make, cook 1 pack of spaghetti according to package directions. While your pasta is cooking you can start making your sauce. Heat a pan and add 2-3 Tbsp. of olive oil. Then add 2 cloves of finely minced garlic and cook until fragrant, do not let it turn brown. Then add your canned spicy tuna (note: use 2 if making a big batch), 1 small can of black olives, about 2 Tbsp. green olives and 1 Tbsp. capers. Cook until just heated through being careful not to break up the tuna. Place your cooked pasta from the pot directly to your sauce and toss. Add about 1/4 cup of pasta water if it’s a bit dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place is a wide bowl and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and chopped parsley of top. I also like to squeeze a lemon just before serving.

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