Tunafish pasta with capers

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My husband is not open to any fish other than salmon. He ate this dish without knowing what was in it. When he said he loved it, I told him that it was tunafish 🙂

This is yet another healthy dish with omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D. And who does not love a wholesome, healthy and delicious dinner?

You need:

500 gr. Tunafish (fresh, but I used canned tuna in olive oil)

I small bottle of capers (kapers, as you see them in the picture, are they “capers” in english) 😉 tunfisk-pasta.jpg

8 small sardines (I found these italian sardines, they are lovely)

1 lemon (zest and juice)

Basil (handful)  tunfisk-pasta1.jpg

two tomatoes

Fresh red chilli (deseeded, cut in juliennes )

2-3 garliccloves

Salt and pepper (freshlygrounded)

Extra virgin olive oil

This is a simple and inexpensive dish, and I LOVED it.

Take the tuna out of the boxes and make flakes of it in a bowl. Crush the basil to a paste with salt and pepper, mix it well with the zest of one lemon and the juice. Now add 2-3 tbs of EVOO. Use this mixture to marinate the tuna.

In a pan add some EVOO and the sardines, fry them till they melt away. Now add the finely chopper garlic, chillies and the capers. Fry on low heat for 2 minutes, add tomatoes and tunafish. Cook for 5 minutes and put aside. Cook some pasta, then take the tunafish and mix it well with the pasta. Add some chopped coriander.

As you can see, this was easy breasy! The taste is sharp and tangy, the tunafish comes out smooth and lovely!

Bon apetite

Sicilian meatballs with pasta blanco

Scicilian meatballs and pasta blanco!

After days of depression due to the venomous out-pore in the media regarding desis and immigrants here in Norway, I have had enough! What better way to get out off depression then to eat 🙂 That one always works and makes me happy. I enjoy both cooking and eating….

Well I made these meatballs and pasta, and it was absolutely wonderful!

The meatballs are the size off a tennis-ball each. Cooked in the oven and with tomato-sauce.

You need a kilo of ground beef, two tins off excellent quality canned tomatoes. (high end grocery-shops always carry a variety of canned tomatoes. I would suggest Smartclub for those who really want to find the best canned tomatoes). The meatballs are simple to make. Have the ground meat in a bowl and add herbs and spices (e.g. salt, black pepper, a little chili, loads of Parmesan, basil and breadcrumbs). Make tennis-size meatballs. Put two cannes of tomatoes in the baking tin, add salt and pepper to it, place the meatballs on top and cook for 30-40 minutes.

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Serve with the wonderfully simple pasta blanco (pasta with EVOO, garlic, Parmesan and freshly grounded salt and pepper)!

I made these for the first time and this is now a permanent addition to the dinners I make frequently…..

Did I mention I love Italian food? :-))

Bon appetite!

Pasta Bolognese

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I love Italian food. Pasta a lot more then the pizza. A while back I used to use the ready to cook pasta-sauces. They worked fine for me. There is a lot of variety and also mostly good quality products. But since I came across this recipe I have never bought or used bottled/canned pasta-sauce.

I must admit that homemade bolognese sauce (or any other pastasauce) is a different ballgame all together! My bolognese sauce is as a matter of fact not that difficult or time-consuming to make. Here is the recipe:

  • 500-600 gr. of ground meat (kjøttdeig)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1-2 celery sticks (selleri)
  • 1-2 carrots (gulrøtter)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (hvitløksfedd)
  • 2-3 tbs of red pesto (optional, but I love it)
  • 2-3 dl chicken-broth (kyllingbuljong par kuber)
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • freshly grinded salt/pepper
  • 1 tbs of sugar
  • a side chunk of Parmesan Reggiano (the part you cant grate…. put it in and let it simmer)

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Brown your grounded meat in some EVOO. Finely chop all the veggies including the garlic. Add garlic to the meat first, fry a little. Now add all the veggies, diced tomatoes, all the spices, sugar, chicken-broth (also some green herbs if you like e.g. basil, oregano). Your job is done, now just let it cook on a low flame for an hour (the longer the better).

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Your bolognese sauce is ready. This sauce can be used in lasagna, on pizza etc. I usually serve it with tagliatelle or spaghetti, but this was what I had at home today.

This was for dinner yesterday!!