Friday, March 7, 2014

Branching Out

As most of us know today is the first Friday of Lent. While growing up in Wisconsin, fish fry's were the place to be today, and every Friday until Easter.  Now that I am living in Florida, with a variety of fish available to me everyday of the year, I've decided I'm branching out from the typical fish fry. Starting today and every Friday until Easter, I will be posting budget friendly fish recipes.

Today, I'm starting with a recipe from All You, that can be on the table in 20 minutes.

Penne with Tuna, Capers and Beans
Photo and recipe come from All You


Ingredients
salt and pepper
12 ounces penne
1-5oz can tuna packed in oil, not drained
1-15.5oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons capers, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons grated parmesan
Several fresh basil leaves, torn into large pieces

Directions
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 11 minutes or as package label directs.

Put turna nad oil from the can into a small heatproof bowl and gently flake with a fork.  Add beans, capers and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, taking care not to crush beans.  Ladle in 1/2 cup of boiling water from pot of pasta. 

Drain pasta and return to pot.  Add turn mixture and olive oil; toss gently.  Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, top with basil and serve warm. 

For more great recipes, please visit All You

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