Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mirepoix Tuna-Tomato Sauce

Mirepoix Tuna-Tomato Sauce, originally uploaded by essgee51.
Testing out Flickr's blogging functionality and documenting this variant of this tuna-tomato sauce staple. Basically added a mirepoix for more vegetal goodness, a dash of cayenne pepper for zing, and a can of tomato sauce for added liquidity.
  • 8-10 oz. pasta (used whole wheat penne)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped (about 1 cup in picture)
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced (about 1/2 cup in picture)
  • 1/4 cup carrot, diced (about 1/2 cup in picture)
  • 1 5 oz. can chunk tuna, drained
  • 1 12 oz. can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato sauce, to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne powder, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs for garnish
Prepare pasta according to instructions.

Meanwhile, saute onion, celery and carrot in oil over medium heat till onion begins to soften, 3-5 minutes.

Add tuna and stir to mix thoroughly. Add tomatoes, turn heat to medium-high, then cook till mixture begins to become saucy (10-15 minutes), or less if you're impatient. If it gets dry, add some tomato sauce.

Season with cayenne powder, salt and pepper. When sauce is at desired consistency, remove from heat, adjust seasoning, garnish and serve over pasta.

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