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Carloforte Pasta with Pesto and Tuna

Pasta alla Carlofortina col Tonno e il Pesto

Recipe posted by Massimo_m - Translation by Sylakka - Go to italian recipe

This is a traditional recipe from the little island of Carloforte (South West of Sardinia). It's flavoured and harmonic. Tuna fish is catched on Carloforte coasts. You can use any kind of short pasta, better if you have an artesanal one, but even the long varieties such as spaghetti, trenette, bavette are fine.

Difficulty
Intermediate
Serves 4
  • 400 gr. of dry pasta
  • 300 gr. of fresh tuna or 200 gr. of canned tuna in extra-virgin olive oil
  • 400 gr. of ripe tomatoes
  • half a glass of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of good home made or artesanal original pesto
Preparation

Let the finely chopped onion fry in a pan on low heating. It should not change colour, only melt.

When it's ready, turn the heat on and add the tuna fish cut into small cubes. If you use the fresh one let it pink inside and do not overcook it.

Turn the heat low again and add the peeled tomatoes (you should boil them for few seconds and then keep skins and seeds away). Taste and season with salt and let the tomatoes cook for 10 minutes.

Set out from the fire, let it rest for a while and then add the pesto.

Cook pasta al dente and add the sauce and some freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

It's a regional and traditional recipe for pasta: delicious! Hope you enjoy it.

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