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Tuna and Tomato Pasta

Tuna and Tomato Pasta


=>  4 Tbsp unsalted butter
=>   1 28-ounce can of tomatoes, whole or crushed
=>   Salt
=>  1 pound pasta shells
=>  1/2 cup ricotta cheese
=>  1 6-ounce can tuna packed in olive oil
=>  1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped or torn
=>  A generous 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Simmer tomatoes with butter 30 min: Melt the butter in a medium pot on medium heat and add the can of tomatoes, including the juice. If you are using whole canned tomatoes (or fresh ones) crush them with your (clean) fingers as you put them in the pot. Simmer gently, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Cook pasta: While the sauce is cooking, heat a large pot of well salted water to a strong boil. Add the shell pasta to the boiling water and cook at a vigorous boil, uncovered, until al dente, cooked through but still a bit firm to the bite, which is usually whatever the time specified on the pasta package minus about 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine tuna, tomato sauce, ricotta, pasta, basil: Pour off the excess oil from the tuna can and stir the tuna into the tomato sauce. Add the ricotta cheese, and add salt to taste. Turn off the heat. Mix the sauce with the pasta in a large bowl. Mix in the basil.
  • Put into casserole, top with parmesan, broil: Pour the pasta into a 2 to 3-quart casserole dish and top with the parmesan cheese. Put under a hot broiler for 4-6 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve hot.

Chicken curry

chicken curry


=> 1 large onion
=> 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
=> 50g ginger, roughly chopped
=> 4 tbsp vegetable oil
=> 2 tsp cumin seed
=> 1 tsp fennel seed
=> 5cm cinnamon stick
=> 1 tsp chilli flakes
=> 1 tsp garam masala
=> 1 tsp turmeric
=> 1 tsp caster sugar
=> 400g can chopped tomatoes
=> 8 chicken thighs, skinned, boneless (about 800g)
=> 250ml hot chicken stock
=> 2 tbsp chopped coriander


=> Roughly chop the on, transfer to a small food processor, and add 3 tablespoons of water – process to a slack paste. You could use a stick blender for this or coarsely grate the onion into a bowl – there’s no need to add any water if you are grating the onion. Tip into a small bowl and leave on one side.recipe-image-legacy-id--908515_10

=> Put the chopped garlic and ginger into the same food processor and add 4 tbsp water – process until smooth and spoon into another small bowl. Alternatively, crush the garlic to a paste with a knife or garlic press and finely grate the ginger.

=> Heat the oil in a wok or sturdy pan set over a medium heat. Combine the cumin and fennel seeds with the cinnamon and chilli flakes and add to the pan in one go.  Swirl everything around for about 30 secs until the spices release a fragrant aroma.

=> Add the onion paste – it will splutter in the beginning. Fry until the water evaporates and the onions turn a lovely dark golden – this should take about 7-8 mins.  Add the garlic and ginger paste and cook for another 2 mins – stirring all the time.

=> Stir in the garam masala, turmeric, and sugar and continue cooking for 20 secs before tipping in the tomatoes. Continue cooking on a medium heat for about 10 mins without a lid until the tomatoes reduce and darken.

=> Cut the chicken thighs into 3cm chunks and add to the pan once the tomatoes have thickened to a paste. Cook for 5 mins to coat the chicken in the masala and seal in

the juices, and then pour over the hot chicken stock. Simmer for 8-10 mins without a lid until the chicken is tender and the masala lightly thickened – you might need to add an extra ladleful of stock or water if the curry needs it. Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with Indian flatbreads or fluffy basmati rice and a pot of yogurt on the side.

Tuna Cranberry Sandwich

Tuna Cranberry Sandwich

Tuna Cranberry Sandwich
1) 2 slices wheat bread
2) 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
3) 1 Tbsp cranberry jam
4) 1 tsp mustard
5) 1 lettuce
6) 2 tomatoes
7) 1/4 cup tuna
8) pinch black pepper
9) 1 slice provolone cheese

1) Mix mayonnaise, jam, mustard and tuna until creamy. Spread onto bread.
2) Layer the rest of the ingredients.
3) Cut in half diagonally and enjoy.

Different Types of Casseroles

Buffalo chicken pasta salad

A casserole is liable to be a consolidation of vegetables, meat, potatoes, beans, pasta, and rice, which is prepared in an oven-proof dish. The name casserole ordinarily identifies with the sort and state of the dish that the dinners are cooked in. Here are some of the main types of casserole recipe choices available:

Meat: A standout amongst the most widely recognized of the meat-based meals is liable to identify with shepherd’s pie, which is various layers of hamburger and finished with a fleecy and light crushed potato. A mixture of a tomato based sauce, pasta, and ground meat is an alternate well known decision to show up on the eating table. An enchilada goulash is a tortilla with ground meat and covered with an exceptionally hot tomato-based sauce. A garnish of cheddar is additionally prone to be incorporated. Adjacent to the meat meals, they are likewise prone to be made with pork and lamb. A joined sauerkraut, potatoes, and pork cubes is a casserole inspired from Germany.

Chicken: An extensive variety of chicken based casseroles are broadly accessible, from chicken and wild rice, pot pie, and chicken and dumplings. A Creole roused dish incorporates a consolidation of a rich tomato sauce, hot frankfurters, and large chunks of chicken.
Tuna Pasta
Fish: A cheap, simple, and quick fish casserole is seen with the fish dish which has been amazingly famous for an extraordinary number of years retreating to the 1950’s. A fish casserole is a blend of cream of mushroom soup, macaroni, and fish. Assuming that that isn’t liable to investment the taste buds, you may need to take a gander at an elective of new cod or haddock which is heated with peas and rice and covered in a tomato-based sauce.

Vegetable: A vegetable based dish is liable to comprise of a rich cream sauce, pearl onions, mushrooms, and new green beans. When joined these fixings are covered with breadcrumbs and left to prepare. Elective vegetable meals comprise of scalloped potatoes and garbanzo beans and tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant.

Cheese: A further incredible alternative is the home-made macaroni and cheddar which is liable to incorporate a fusion of ground cheddar, a favored cream sauce, newly cooked pasta, and fulfilled with a garnish of bread scraps.
Tuna Pasta
If you are taking a gander at the meat, chicken, or vegetable based meals, you will surely discover an incredible number of choices accessible when you have the capacity to investigate the many quality recipe choices.

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Tuna Pasta Bake all you need to know about

Tuna Pasta Bake is a delicious meal that you can cook using ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen cup-board. It can be prepared any time with the most common ingredients like flour, pasta, eggs and canned tuna. The thing perhaps most advantageous about this dish is that it saves you a lot of time. Those concerned about the nutrition values of food will be happy to know that this recipe is a rich source of protein, carbohydrate, sugar, salt and saturated fatty acids. Parents having fussy children at home can always cook them a Tuna Pasta Bake trying to force them into the gut of the children.

To make this bake for about 2 servings, one needs about 600g of rigatoni, plain flour (about 50g), some strong cheddar, and canned tuna steak, about 300g of sweet corn, some spring water, grated cheese a large handful of chopped parsley. You can use any type of pasta, although tubular pasta works best in bakes. Rigatoni or macaroni can also be used. The specialty of the tuna pasta bake is that it gives a light and simple flavor. Working moms may come home from work cook this dish to their children in less than 40 minutes!

How to prepare a Tuna Pasta Bake

  • Heat the oven to about 160C.Check the time mentioned at the back of the pasta packet. Boil the pasta for 2 minutes less time than that mentioned in the packet.
  • Now we need to make the sauce for the Tuna Pasta Bake. Melt a medium slice of butter in the sauce-pan. Next pour some milk and stir in it to create a thick, white sauce. Remove the heat and stir in a handful of cheese.
  • Now drain the pasta in the sauce. Add tuna, sweet corn and parsley, then season. Take a baking dish and transfer the entire thing to it. Then top it with the rest of the grated cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Take special care to see if the cheese is not over-baked or else it might taste bitter. Bake until the cheese on top is golden and starting to brown.
  • Your Tuna Pasta Bake is now ready and waiting to be dug in.

Things that you should keep in mind

  • You can use any pasta for the Tuna Pasta Bake but penned or macaroni works best. Take special care of the amount of any ingredient to be poured in.
  • You should use only one cup of whole milk, not less or more than that. The dish should taste a little salty, so take care to add a little more salt than sugar. Use fresh tuna and other ingredients.
  • You can use some peas or corn to garnish.
  • To garnish the dish, use mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Some fresh lemon juice adds a special flavor to the Tuna Pasta Bake

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Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

People often say that the Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake is the tastiest casserole they have ever tasted. It uses almost the same ingredients like a normal Tuna Pasta Bake like tuna, butter and flour. Another variety is the tomato tuna pasta bake This dish goes best with 85 gm pouch, oven-dried tomato and basil tuna. Another variety is the easy Tuna Pasta Bake Among all other varieties, this dish takes the least time so it is ideal for students. Among pasta, penned or spirals work well. Overall, it is safe to say that the Tuna Pasta Bake is a great stand-by dish to have on your list to do when you have nothing tasty on your fridge. You also may know How to make tuna pasta bake