Recipe: Tuna pasta with coriander

Pasta with aromatic herbs
November 23, 2009

Sometimes our most surprising recipes originate from the question: what I can do with this (something) leftover in my fridge?
Boiled or roasted fish leftovers can be easily re-thinked in a new recipe. A quick idea is to clean and bone it and serve as a salad, like the Grilled Tuna Salad.
But if you are craving for some pasta, you can use it for a pasta sauce like this.

Tuna pasta with coriander

Tuna pasta with coriander

120g whole wheat penne rigate
1 tuna steak leftover (boiled or roasted)
100g canned red kidney beans
1 clove garlic
4 anchovie fillets
1 sprig of coriander
1 red chili pepper
olive oil

Cook penne rigate in boiling salted water.
Meanwhile fry the minced garlic and chili pepper in olive oil. Add the anchovie fillets and stir until they have dissolved in the oil.
Drain the red kidney beans and add them to the anchovie sauce. Cook five minutes and remove from heat.
Put half of the beans mixture in a blender and process until smooth. Return to the pan.
Clean and bone the tuna steak and cut into small pieces, add to the beans and cook for a couple of minutes.
Drain the pasta when al dente and season with the sauce, adding some fresh minced coriander.

Tuna and sweet pepper pasta with herbes de ProvenceA similar recipe:

Tuna and sweet pepper pasta with herbes de Provence

I am entering this in Presto Pasta Nights, hosted this week by Kahakai Kitchen.
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Author: Ruth (URL)

Nothing like a little bit of anchovies and pasta to turn leftover fish into a great meal. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

Author: DebinHawaii (URL)

So nice to have you at PPN this week Graziana! I love the beans and tuna with the pasta in this dish--so good and hearty too.

Author: Joanne (URL)

Coriander is by far one of my favorite spices! What a great use of leftovers.

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