10 Minute Pasta: Bucatini with Tuna and Anchovies.
Some of the very best Italian dishes are the ones that are put together in just a few minutes. There is nothing that I enjoy more than spending a day with a nice big cut of meat, spiking it with beautiful aromatics such as rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper for the browning process and then lovingly assembling all the ingredients to bathe it in, in a long and very slow oven. This would be fine if our weeks consisted of only Saturdays and Sundays, but they don’t and very often TrickyRicky and I finish work quite late and only get into our kitchen around 6.30pm with grumbling tummies.
This Bucatini al Tonno, another Venetian favourite, is ready in the time that it takes to boil the pasta, which is around 9 minutes. Bucatini are of the ‘pasta lunga’ family, the ‘long’ pasta family. They look just like spaghetti but have a hole through the centre. This hole is all the better for sucking in the flavour captured and taken prisoner in a sauce such as this. This is beginning to sound like the Italian version of Little Red Riding Hood!
This pasta smacks of the sea and is only rivalled by the speed with which it is on your plate! A 10 minute dinner wonder! Check out my TrickyRicky produce this dish in 10 minutes flat! He loves cooking just as much as I do, and on this occasion, won the toss to cook dinner!
Bucatini al Tonno
Bucatini with Tuna
Click on any of the above pictures for the recipe.
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I am off to The Food Market tomorrow to stock up on some game meat and loads of beautiful artisan foods.
It’s their 4th Birthday … how time flies.
Now – I am going to watch South Afrca win another cricket match!
Have a wonderful weekend.