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Spicy tuna sauce

Spicy Tuna Sauce


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 5oz cans of tuna in oil
1 6oz can tomato paste
8 oz of water
3 tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Red pepper chili flakes, to taste (1 teaspoon)
1 pound spaghetti or angel hair pasta, cooked al dente
Or your favorite pasta, cooked according to package directions

Heat olive oil over medium heat.

Add onions and sauté until they start to become golden.

Add garlic and sauté for a minute or two.

Add the canned tuna with the oil.

Use a wooden spatula and break the tuna into small pieces.

Sauté for a few minutes until tuna liquids start to evaporate.

Add tomato paste and sauté on medium.

Mix for three minutes until tomato paste begins to simmer.

Add water and stir well.

Lower heat to a slow simmer.

Add olives, capers, salt, black pepper and pepper flakes.

Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve over pasta and serve immediately.

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