Thursday, July 6, 2017

Pasta with Tuna and Marinated Artichokes

Pasta with Tuna and Marinated Artichokes
Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday! We had a busy day here with the town parade, the woman’s club pie social and all the local activities. The town was decorated with flags and red, white and blue banners. The restaurants were bursting at the seams even with the firehouse BBQ and a food truck. By the time the fireworks started the fog was quite heavy. Even with limited visibility the show was quite impressive.

Yachats Town Parade
Living in a rural area can have it’s challenges, the biggest one for me being “meal planning”. Since I can only keep so many fresh ingredients at a time before they go bad, pantry items have filled the gap. Also incorporating fresh herbs will help bring a dish to life. This pasta with Tuna and Marinated Artichokes is such an example, it’s simple and easy, perfect for any night of the week. It’s light enough for the summer but filling with lots of flavor. I served this with a sprinkling of fresh chives, some grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. While I prepared this dish with canned albacore tuna, fresh tuna would be perfect. The sauce is made up of pasta water, tuna and the jarred artichokes and marinade. Twenty minutes tops and you have a delicious and fulfilling meal on the table, now try and top that.

Pasta with Tuna and Marinated Artichokes

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 pound small penne pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 cans 6.5 ounces albacore tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 handful chives, chopped
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a brisk boil. Add salt and stir in the pasta shells. When the water returns to a boil, begin timing and cook al dente according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta, do not rinse, set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, pour in the reserved pasta water, then add tuna, artichoke hearts and marinade. Now add in pasta and ½ of the Parmesan cheese, toss well. Taste, add in salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with chives and the rest of the Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

34 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful Cheri! Im hungry!! xo

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  2. Looks and sounds like a very fun 4th of July celebration! I love your tuna dish. Sounds like a fancy, dressed up version of the classic tuna and pasta casserole. :)

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    1. Thanks Chris, this little town knows how to do the 4th right.

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  3. Fresh herbs make such a difference. Love the simplicity of this dish. Perfect for after a busy day.

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    1. I agree,fresh herbs are a great way to brighten up a dish.

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  4. Simple yet so delicious! I love albacore tuna.

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  5. Small and Sweet :) It is really good recipe can be made by anyone if followed this method.

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    1. Thanks Supriya, appreciate you stopping by.

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  6. Sounds like a nice 4th! We had great weather - did some grilling and chilling and went to see the spectacular fireworks show in town at night. : ) I also rely on pasta and pantry items for all those many nights when I don't know what to cook! This is so tasty with the artichokes. I always mean to eat them more often...

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    1. Glad you and your family had a nice 4th, I've been on a artichoke bender I guess you can say, maybe it's the time of year but they are so delicious.

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  7. Sometimes is just fun to cook with what you have in the pantry. Your pasta dish looks delicious .

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  8. What a great dish - very tasty looking.

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    1. Thanks Cakelaw, sometimes I forget about dishes like this and they always wind up being my favorite.

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  9. I'm officially hungry now and I've just had lunch. Yum.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. I could eat the whole bowl :) Tuna has always been a favorite of mine and the marinated artichokes sound delightful in this recipe.

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    1. Thanks Susan, the artichokes were great with the tuna, I bet tomatoes and olives would have been good in here too.

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  11. Artichokes in the jar make a pantry friendly and pasta scrumptious! Truly love your creativity and combo of flavors.

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  12. Perfect ingredients, perfect combination ! Grazie mille !

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  13. I used to make a recipe with tuna and artichokes--ages ago. Yes, definitely a great combo!

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    1. So did I years ago, but I forgot about it for awhile. Thanks Inger!

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  14. Mmm... This sounds delicious! Always a fan of artichoke hearts in a dish, and this one is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Kris, always nice to have a simple dish around.

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  15. I love small-town Fourth of July celebrations! They say the best about all of us!

    This past is very similar to one that Mark and I make – although ours doesn't use artichokes… But it will next time!

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    1. Would love to see your recipe sometime David, love simple and delicious meals. Have a great weekend!

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  16. I will definitely be trying this dish, Cheri! I love everything about it :)

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