This is a variation on a famous Italian sauce for a dish called vitello tonnato, but it omits the vitello (veal) and just uses the sauce to toss with pasta. It is a very frugal dish since you can make dinner for two with 1 can of tuna, pasta, and a bit of olive oil and seasonings. (You may want to add a green salad or something for a complete meal.)
salt and pepper to taste, if needed (pepper yes, salt probably not)
cooked pasta (about 100g / 3oz per person dry)
Put the tuna and garlic in a food processor with chopping blade. Turn the processor on, and while it’s running, slowly add the olive oil until it forms a smooth, thick sauce. Add lemon juice, capers, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well with hot pasta. Makes enough for 2-3 servings.
Mash up tuna with plenty of mayonnaise. Add some chopped green onion and mix well. Squeeze in a little lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Good on cold noodles for a sort of cold noodle tuna salad pasta.
The Big Onigiri.
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