linguine with tuna puttanesca


I like to think of myself as a chef… One that uses other people’s recipes :)

Preferably the ones found on Epicurious and The Food Network.  I also like to try these recipes to make sure that they are actually as good as they look.

My husband has been on a healthy eating kick.

Not to say that we have horrible eating habits, but I do enjoy the occasional greasy burger from Top Notch (Chicago) and a few OKE DOKE corn puffs here and there (don’t judge me).

In a quest to satisfying our pallets and for the sake of trying something new, I perused and picked recipes that were easy to cook (not time consuming) and that were visually pleasing.

Below is what ensued-


The recipe calls for the following ingredients:

Kosher salt

12 ounces linguine

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons capers, drained

4 basil leaves, torn, plus more for garnish

1 5ounce can albacore tuna, packed in olive oil

Freshly ground pepper :)

Because I’m a rebel, I omitted the capers. Besides no one really likes them! Or do they?


finished product garnished with cilantro leaves because were fancy

To get the complete recipes along with the directions click here!

Bon Appéti!

Until next time hungry ones :)