Creamy Sicilian Ziti with Tuna, Capers and Olives
You remember the tuna casserole your Aunt Martha used to make? It was basically a can of tuna, mushroom soup, frozen peas and macaroni. It was a sodium laden, cheap mess. Cheap like a ten dollar hooker on a slow night.
Well this one is like that really pretty girl next door that you like. Harder to get but worth the effort.
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- 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 12 ounces (drained weight) Italian tuna, drained and coarsely flaked
- 4 large cloves garlic, crushed and chopped - 1/2 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine - 1 cup cream or alternative - 3 tablespoons Italian capers in brine, drained and finely chopped - 1 cup loosely packed and pitted Sicilian green olives, chopped - 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped - A small handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped - Salt and pepper - 1 pound ziti rigate or tortiglioni Instructions:
You can substitute chicken or turkey chunks for the tuna or your favourite flavour of olives.