Monday, January 3, 2011

Tuscan Tuna "Surprise"

16 oz. uncooked medium shell pasta (about 6 cups)
1 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
4 TBSP capers
4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
4 tsp grated lemon rind (or 2 tsp lemon juice)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
28 oz. white albacore tuna in water

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 4 TBSP cooking liquid. Return pasta to pan. Add reserved cooking liquid and all other ingredients and toss well. Serve warm.

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