Everyday Pasta with Tuna

This tuna pasta is a true one-pot meal. Piping-hot pasta with tuna, chilli, garlic, anchovies and parsley, it’s delightful to eat and the answer to your weeknight dinner needs.

Serves: 4


  • 350g pasta of your choice
  • 200g tinned tuna in oil
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 50g tinned anchovies, plus oil
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 large bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water. In the meantime, lightly mash the tuna (discard the excess oil) in a small bowl.

Peel and finely chop the garlic, and chop the anchovies. Split the chilli in half lengthwise, carefully remove the seeds and finely chop the chilli. Chop the parsley and set aside.

Heat a frying pan over low heat, then add the olive oil and gently sauté the anchovies, garlic and chilli for two or three minutes. Put in the mashed tuna and some of the oil from the anchovies. Season sparingly with salt and cook until thoroughly warm. Combine with the parsley and the freshly boiled, drained pasta.

Serve immediately with (or without) grated parmesan cheese and black pepper.

Recipe taken from Under the Walnut Tree by Anna Bergenström and Fanny Bergenström

Sweden’s most famous cooking family take you on a culinary global adventure from Spain to Thailand and from avocados to cardamom in Under the Walnut Tree, a beautiful collection of recipes showcasing Anna and Fanny Bergenstrom’s favourite foods. Each of the 17 chapters is dedicated to a different ingredient and includes simple recipes that have an emphasis on freshness and flavour. You will find recipes to suit all tastes: quesadillas from Mexico or Kerala-style chickpeas, rum-baked mangoes from the Caribbean or Moroccan mint tea. With dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will be inspired to create, taste and enjoy the delights of your favourite ingredients in this gorgeous and accessible cookbook. Drawing on Anna’s wealth of experience and Fanny’s visual design and stunning photography, Under the Walnut Tree is guaranteed to become a kitchen favourite you return to again and again.

You can purchase Under the Walnut Tree at cooked.com.

Published by Hardie Grant Books.

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