Quick Cooking — 7/16/2013

Quick Cooking  -- 7/16/2013 (Image 1)
Quick Cooking -- 7/16/2013 (Image 1)

Summer time and the living
is easy.

Unless, you have the job
of preparing dinner every night for your family.

Your work in the kitchen
doesn't have to take hours to taste good.

Here's Karin Calloway with
another Quick and Easy Recipe.

I'm always looking for new
ways to prepare pasta, especially in the summer when the hearty sauces are more
than I'm looking for. 

Over the past few
summers this week's Lemon Pasta with Tuna and Capers has become a summertime
staple at my house. 

While the pasta cooks
you whip up a simple sauce that's lemony, a little spicy and piquant from some
little caper berries. 

I've begun the
recipe by cooking up some dried linguine.

For the sauce, I'll heat a
little olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan and add some red pepper

Cook for just a minute or so to
release the flavor of the pepper flakes.

One of the secrets to this
pasta is using good olive oil-packed tuna. 

You can find imported Italian tuna in olive oil at specialty or gourmet
stores, but there are several brands available in the regular supermarket.

To complete the sauce add
some capers and white wine to the red pepper flakes, along with lemon juice and
zest and the canned tuna. 

Stir together
to heat through and then over the pasta and sprinkle with some chopped fresh

Be sure to reserve some of
the pasta cooking water to add to the pasta in case you want a thinner

Now, just finish with some
freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. 

Serve with a tomato salad for a light summer supper.

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