Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Creamy Tuna Basil Spaghetti

This is the second pasta dish that's part of our holyweek repertoire, Creamy Tuna Basil Spaghetti with quail eggs. I've added the quail eggs to make it more appealing to the kids. I run out of fresh basil leaves but the dried ones worked as a good alternative.
Ingredients:
250 g spaghetti noodles
1 can tuna flakes in oil, drained
250 g quail eggs, hard boiled
1 tsp dried whole basil leaves
3 tbsps olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
275 ml all purpose cream
1 cup of pasta water reserve
salt and pepper to taste
Procedure:
1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
2. In a sauce pan, saute garlic and onion in olive oil. Add tuna flakes and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and dried basil.
3. Add reserved pasta water and all purpose cream. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.
4. Stir in cooked spaghetti noodles and quail eggs. Mix well.


You can garnish it with parsley, better yet with chopped, fresh basil leaves if you have stocks at home.

1 comment:

♡u8mypinkc00kies♡ said...

nice. I gotta ask mom to try making this.. ut since I don't like creamy sauce, we'd make it tomato sauce based.