An innovative sauce transforms tinned tuna, making the dish suave enough for company.

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Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil an 8- to 10-cup souffle or casserole dish. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water until barely al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water.

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  • Puree onion, anchovies, artichoke hearts, and capers in a food processor until smooth. Add Parmesan and reserved tuna water, and pulse to combine. With machine running, slowly add 1/2 cup oil, and process until emulsified. Season with pepper. Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in drained tuna, lemon zest, parsley, and pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Pour pasta mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Cover with parchment then foil, and bake until heated through, 40 to 45 minutes. Uncover, and cook until breadcrumbs are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Reviews (4)

50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2018
I thought it was boring. Did not think it was fishy as others have commented but was a little dry and not much flavor. My husband thought it was a bit oily. For the expensive ingredients you couldn't taste them (artichokes, capers and anchovies)we both added a little sriracha sauce to give it some flavor. Would not make it again.
Rating: Unrated
04/02/2010
If this is too fishy for you, cut the anchovies in half. I also add a tad more lemon zest. One other recommendation: mix the bread crumb topping with melted butter until coated, and add a couple of tablespoons of finely grated Parmesan.
Rating: Unrated
06/04/2009
I've made this twice now. It definitely has a "fishy" taste. First serving was OK, but the leftovers warmed up for lunches were really great!
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Rating: Unrated
04/19/2009
I followed this recipe exactly. It was horrible. It was so bad that we had to throw it away. It was a little pricey, but it went into the garbage anyway.