Linguini con Tonno, Capperi e Aglio
(Linguini Pasta with Tuna, Capers and Garlic)
10 Cloves Garlic - peeled & chopped coarsely 1 1/2 Tsp. Capers - salted and soaked in water for 1 hour before using 2 Cans Tuna in oil 1 Med. Tomato - diced 1 Tsp. Sage - fresh and chopped fine 1/2 Tsp. Oregano - dry flakes 1/2 Lb. Pasta - linguine
Put a pot of water to boil for the pasta.
Saute the garlic and capers together in olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. At the end of this time, add the drained tuna, turn the heat to medium high, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomato, sage, oregano, the salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
Note: if salted capers are not available, use those found in vinegar. Drain them, rinse and dry. Use 2 Tsp. of these capers.
As soon as the pasta is cooked and drained, add it to the tuna mixture along with 1 ladleful of the pasta water. Cook over high heat for 1 minute, mixing thoroughly.
Serve immediately. If desired peperoncino flakes can be added to give the dish extra zest..
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