...you might enjoy this pasta dish. Robert can't abide tuna so I only make this when he is working late or traveling!
Rome 2005. Robert is blissfully unaware that I'm about to order a dish with tuna! Note how empty the restaurant is. I made our reservation for 7:30, and when we arrived I was thinking that I was silly for reserving a table and likely foolish for choosing this restaurant. By the time we left, the place was packed, with a long line outside the door. Romans eat late!
Several years ago in Rome I ordered a delicious pasta dish at a funky restaurant called Il Boom in the equally funky Trastevere neighborhood. Shortly thereafter I saw this recipe in the comments section of a blog I was reading and thought it sounded similar to the pasta I'd so enjoyed at Il Boom. I have made it many times since. It is super fast and easy, and Vivian and I think it's wonderful!
Penne with Tuna and Olives
½ box penne pasta, cooked al dente and drained
1 can albacore tuna in oil, undrained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can sliced black olives, drained (you can use a small or large can - it just depends on how much you like olives)
large pinch of Italian seasoning
Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, grated
Sauté garlic and tuna for a minute or two. Stir in olives and Italian seasoning until heated through. Toss with penne pasta and top with freshly grated Parmesan.
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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