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Spicy Tuna Red Sauce

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Category: Dinner Party, Sauces, Fish

 Ingredients List

  • so very slightly adapted from Jamie Oliver
  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 fresh red chiles, chopped (use 1 for less spiciness)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans of good quality tuna in olive oil, drained
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 pound rigatoni
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • parmesan cheese to garnish


Heat a splash of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and cook the onion, chili, cinnamon and basil stalks on a medium to low heat for 5 minutes until onion has softened and is slightly sweet.

Turn up the heat slightly and add your tomatoes, tuna and a good pinch of salt. Break the tomatoes up using the back of a spoon, then bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning.

While the sauce is cooking, cook the rigatoni in a pan of salted boiling water.

Toss the pasta into the tuna and tomato sauce with the roughly torn basil leaves, a splash of olive oil, the lemon zest and juice and mix together well. Serve immediately.

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