Angel Hair Pasta With Tuna And Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • 2 Tbsp. butter - (1/4 stick)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 x red bell pepper seeded, minced
  • 1/2 x green bell pepper seeded, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped jalapeno chili
  • 2 x garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. liquid removed canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. bottled clam juice
  • 1/3 c. minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp crushed dry red pepper Salt to taste Freshly-grnd black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic pwdr
  • 4 x tuna steaks - (6 to 8 ounce ea)
  • 12 ounce angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 c. freshly-grated Parmesan cheese Additional minced fresh cilantro


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. butter with 1 Tbsp. oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in both bell peppers, jalapeno and chopped garlic; saute/fry till peppers are almost tender, about 5 min. Add in tomatoes, clam juice, 1/3 c. cilantro, wine, water, lemon juice and dry red pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer till flavors blend, about 5 min. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix flour and garlic pwdr in shallow bowl. Season tuna with salt and pepper. Coat with flour mix, shaking off excess. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. butter with 1 Tbsp. oil in another heavy large skillet over high heat. Add in tuna to skillet and saute/fry till just opaque on the outside, about 2 min per side.
  3. Bring sauce to simmer over medium heat. Add in tuna; cook till opaque in center, about 2 min.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water till just tender but still hard to bite. Drain pasta. Divide among 4 plates. Place tuna atop pasta. Spoon sauce over. Sprinkle with Parmesan and cilantro and serve.
  5. This recipe yields 4 servings.
  6. Comments: "Cafe Vesuvio in St. Charles offers an absolutely delicious dish of angel hair pasta topped with tuna. We'd like to know how to make it," asks Nancy and John Noble of St. Charles, Illinois.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 317g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 550  
Calories from Fat 124 23%
Total Fat 14.2g 18%
Saturated Fat 4.87g 19%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 288mg 12%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbs 86.16g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g 16%
Sugars 6.88g 5%
Protein 14.1g 23%
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