forum: Food & Drink

#1 Wed 07 Feb 07 11:55am


Occupation Computer Game Developing / Student
From Pretoria, Gauteng, RSA
Member since Thu 25 Jan 07

mussel, tuna and pea pasta

This is a pasta me and a friend made on Monday. The recipe changed as we went along, and in the end was absolutely delicious.

Tuna, mussel and pea pasta (serves 4)

Pasta for 4 people, fettuccine or penne
1 Onion, chopped.
1 Tomato, chopped.
2 Teaspoons of chopped garlic.
1/2 Cup of milk.
500ml water.
5 teaspoons cornflour. (maizena)
6 Large lemon verbena leafs.
1 tin shredded tuna in brine, drained.
12 freshly cooked mussels, or a tin of smoked mussels. (+- 100g)
1 Cup of frozen peas.
Salt and pepper.
Olive oil.
Parmesan cheese.

Fry the onions and garlic in a saucepan, in a little olive oil until brown.

Mix the cornflour with the milk and water in a measuring cup, and add to saucepan.

Add the rest of the ingredients, and salt and pepper, and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.

Add the frozen peas to the sauce 3-5 minutes before the the pasta is finished. (depends on the directions on the pack)

When pasta is cooked, drain and sprinkle with olive oil.

Add sauce to pasta, and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with parmesan, and a good amount of olive oil. A good amount.

The flavors work very nicely together. Any ideas what I can add to it? What about green olives?

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#2 Wed 07 Feb 07 5:54pm


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From North Carolina
Member since Thu 15 Jul 04

Re: mussel, tuna and pea pasta

Green olives sound good to me, but it may make it a bit salty with the tuna.  Your recipe sounds great. smile

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