29 (Wed) April 2020
Spaghetti con il Tonno
-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with the Family
Project Cook Every Silver Spoon Spaghetti (CESSS). To level up my skills in La Cucina Italiana, I will try the 11 recipes for spaghetti as featured in the seminal Italian cookbook The Silver Spoon (see The Silver Spoon). Spaghetti con il Tonno (spaghetti with tuna) is the 4th in the series.
Like others in the series, the recipe seemed impossibly simple. Just 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 clove of garlic (sautéed for flavor then removed), half a can of tuna, salt and pepper, fresh parsley.
Amazing. An ideal balance of tang from the tomato paste, plus the brininess of the tuna – the restraint in using only half of the can is remarkable – and the parsley for a touch of brightness. It really isn’t about the sauce per se, but rather highlighting one ingredient (i.e., tuna) to accentuate the inherent flavor of the pasta. My personal favorite in the project thus far.
With a few personal tweaks, I will post a recipe someday soon.