Zesty | Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Chilli Garlic Crumbs Recipe
This Tuesday at the Prahran Market, I’ll be whipping up a yummy pasta that takes as long as the pasta cooks to whip up.
This may seem like an unlikely kid friendly dish, but I urge you to give it a try as all my family members love it. Leave out the chilli for the kids (if you’d prefer) and add it to the leftover breadcrumbs later when serving it up for the adults.
The breadcrumb coated pasta provides the most amazing texture and it’s not too heavy.
Spaghetti with tuna, lemon and chilli garlic crumbs Serves 2 adults & 2 kids
1 x 185g good quality tuna in olive oil 1 handful fresh rocket 1/2 packet dried linguine or spaghetti 2 slices of day old bread (blitzed to make crumbs) 1 long red chilli, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 lemon 1 handful chopped flat leaf parsley Salt & pepper Olive oil
Parmesan, freshly shaved (optional)
Cook pasta in salted boiling water as per packet instructions.
Meanwhile, drizzle a little olive oil in a pan and add garlic and chilli and stir, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add breadcrumbs and a generous amount of salt and pepper and continue to stir until golden & crispy.
Drain the pasta and in a separate bowl, add the tuna & rocket. Squeeze well with lemon and drizzle with a little extra olive oil.
Serve in bowls & top with parsley , toasty breadcrumbs and freshly shaved parmesan.