My Tuna and Basil Pasta is suitable for kids from the age of 2. The sweetness just gets to them so easily! Therefore, ease on the sugar.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper
1 medium shallot, peeled and finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
A pinch of smoked sweet paprika
2 teaspoon of dried basil/1 handful of fresh leaves, chopped
1 can of good quality tuna fish
A splash of lemon juice
250g of good tomato passata
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
Fresh basil and Parmesan cheese to serve with
Meanwhile, heat up a splash of olive oil in a wok on high heat and add onion. Sauté for about 2 minutes until softens.
Stir in the carrot and continue roasting. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and basil.
Add tuna and let it smell out for a bit. Flavour up with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix.
Next, lower the heat to low and pour in the passata. Taste. If needed, add a bit of caster sugar and more basil. Cover with a lid and cook until the pasta is ready.
Once the pasta has been cooked enough, take it out and sprinkle with a bit of olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and put a lid on.
Serve warm with good amount of Tuna and Basil Sauce with a splash of lemon juice, fresh chopped basil and Parmesan. Good pairing with a dry white wine. Cheers!
Makes 4 serves.