Spicy Tuna Pasta with Olives and Capers

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.



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.