Tuna and Tomato Fusilli / Fusili sa tunom i rajčicom

Let me tell you, my existence would be meagre and incredibly sad if there weren’t any pasta in the world. Pasta is not only quick and cheap to make, it’s also the ultimate comfort food. I could sing endless praises to pasta, but we might as well just get on with the recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.09 EUR per serving / 4.35 EUR for all)

For the pasta:

8 cups water (–)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

500 grams fusilli (1.33 EUR)

For the sauce:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp dried oregano (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 cups tomato puree (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.03 EUR)

1 can of tuna in brine (1.60 EUR)

Additional:

½ cup shredded cheese (0.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add water, oil and salt to a pot, place on high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Dump in pasta and cook according to the package instructions to al dente. Drain, rinse well under cold running water and set aside.

While the pasta’s cooking finely dice the onion. When pasta is done and draining, prepare the sauce in the same pot. Add two tablespoons of sunflower seed oil and saute onion on high heat until translucent. Throw in garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt and pepper, stir and cook for a minute so the aromas release from the spices. Dump in tomato puree and parsley and cook for about ten minutes, so the sauce thickens a bit. Stir in apple cider vinegar, drained tuna and cooked pasta. Stir and cook for a minute or two, just until everything is heated through. Serve immediately with a bit of shredded cheese.

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Odmah da razjasnimo – moja egzistencija bi bila poprilično bijedna da u životu nemam tjestenine. Tjestenina ne samo da je brza i jeftina za skuhati, već je i ultimativna hrana za utjehu. No umjesto da sada pišem hvalospjeve o tjestenini, evo vam i recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,09 kn po porciji / 32,37 kn za sve)

Za tjesteninu:

8 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

500 g fusila (10,00 kn)

Za umak:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

1 žličica sušenog češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

2 žličice sušenog origana (1,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,20 kn)

1 konzerva tune u salamuri (12,00 kn)

Dodatno:

½ šalice ribanog sira (2,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Vodu, ulje i sol stavite u veliki lonac na jaku vatru i pustite da zavrije. Ubacite tjesteninu i skuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju da bude al dente. Ocijedite, isperite dobro pod mlazom hladne vode i stavite na stranu.

Dok se tjestenina kuha fino nasjeckajte luk. Kada je tjestenina gotova i pustili ste ju da se cijedi, u istom loncu u kojem ste skuhali tjesteninu napravite umak. Stavite u lonac dvije žlice suncokretovog ulja i prodinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite češnjak, bosiljak, origano, sol i papar, promiješajte, te kuhajte koju minutu da začini otpuste arome. Dodajte pasiranu rajčicu i peršin, te kuhajte desetak minuta da se umak malo zgusne. Umiješajte jabučni ocat, ocijeđenu tunu i kuhanu tjesteninu. Dobro sve promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu-dvije, da se sve dobro ugrije. Poslužite odmah, posipano sa malo ribanog sira.

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Tuna and Tomato Fusilli / Fusili sa tunom i rajčicom

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