November 17, 2010

Pasta with Tuna, Arugula and Lemon

12 ounces linguine (or penne, or whatever you like)

1/2 cup olive oil

6 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

2 12-ounce cans albacore tuna packed in water, drained

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

4 cups arugula

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.

Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté 30 seconds. Add tuna; stir to heat through.

Add tuna mixture, lemon juice, lemon peel, and arugula to pasta. Toss over low heat just until arugula wilts, about 2 minutes. Add reserved pasta cooking liquid to moisten. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve. Adapted from Thorn Park Country House.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I made this and it's a winner!! Easy, light, and delish. It's even better after sitting in the fridge for a day; all those yummy juices soak in very well :)