Fusilli With Tuna And Tomato Sauce



Servings: 4-6
Prep time: 0:15
Total time: 0:30
Categories: Fish & Seafood, Pasta
Source: JudeTheFoodie.com


• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
• 2 12oz cans Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained
• 1 28oz can low sodium Diced Tomatoes
• 1 16oz jar Chunky Salsa (heat according to preference)
• 1 3oz jar Capers, drained
• ½ c Yellow Raisins

• 1 lb Fusilli Pasta
• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

• Parmesan Cheese


Fill a large pasta pot with cold water and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a heavy large skillet on medium. Add tuna immediately and break up with wooden spoon. Heat through a few minutes then add tomatoes and salsa.

Bring to a simmer and add capers and raisins. Stir and cover. Lower heat to medium low stirring occasionally.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and put into bowl. Add olive oil and stir gently. Add a little sauce to bowl then divide into bowls. Shave Parmesan cheese onto top.

Have a yummy day!



Orzo With Roasted Grape Tomatoes



Orzo With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Servings: 8
Prep time: 0:10
Total time: 0:25
Categories: Pasta, Vegetable
Source: JudeTheFoodie.com


• 2 pt Grape Tomatoes
• 4-6 Cloves Garlic
• 2 Tbsp Garlic Chives or Chives
• 1-2 Tbsp Olio Fresca Herb Mix
• ¼ c D’Avolio Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• 1lb Orzo


Preheat oven to 400°

Rinse and dry tomatoes. Put in large bowl. Mince garlic and chop chives and add to bowl. Add one tablespoon herb mix and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and stir. Sample a tomato and add more seasoning to taste.

Pour the entire contents of bowl into a large sheet pan with sides. Roast for about 20 minutes until the tomatoes pop. This can also be done on the stove in a large skillet.

Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water and cook orzo according to package directions. Drain.

Add drained orzo to the tomato mixture. Mix well and pour into a serving bowl.

This is a great recipe to use left over uncooked macaroni. I put leftovers into a plastic container until I have enough for this recipe or for macaroni and cheese. Before cooking, put it all in a paper bag and pound gently with a rolling pin, meat mallet or frying pan. The pieces cook more evenly. Enjoy!

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“No Cook” Tomato and Basil Pasta Toss



Bring me your battered, your broken, your bruised…tomatoes and I will show you how to have a star on your table!

This no-cook sauce will become a regular in your kitchen repertoire every summer and fall. As soon as the tomatoes ripen this sauce should always be on your counter. The leftovers make a great pizza!

Click here for the recipe. Below you can see a step by step way to turn “almost bad” tomatoes into a “so good” dinner.

Core them and gently squeeze the tomatoes into a bowl.


20120929-083448.jpgStrain the discarded tomato pieces into a large bowl.

20120929-084416.jpgChop tomatoes and add to bowl.



Smash a few (2-3) garlic cloves to remove the skin. We are big fans of garlic so I smash a bunch (5-6).



20120929-085035.jpgChop it but don’t concern yourself with even pieces…part of the beauty of this dish is the lack of perfection!


20120929-085434.jpgChop some fresh basil leaves. I clipped some from my plants outside on my deck.


20120929-085549.jpgStir in the garlic, basil and olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remember, you can always add but can never take away…use only a little at a time and taste as you go. Don’t worry if the garlic tastes a little sharp…it will meld with the other favors as it sits on your counter.

Please do not refrigerate this sauce…it completely changes the character. If you do not use it for a few days and must refrigerate, let it sit on the counter until it gets back to room temperature. Do this in the morning and let it sit all day stirring occasionally, gently mixing all the ingredients. If you are not home all day…no worries. It’s just fine on it’s own.
When it’s time for dinner, fill a large pot with water and cook the Penne according to package directions. Drain and add to a pasta bowl.

20120929-090239.jpgWith a ladle, gently press down on tomatoes and add 2-4 (depending on how juicy the tomatoes are) scoops to the macaroni.

20120929-090530.jpgAdd most of the cheese and toss gently.

20120929-090608.jpgAssemble into individual bowls, first a serving of Penne, a scoop or two of the tomatoes and a little more Fontinella cheese.

Have a yummy day!

No Cook Tomato And Basil Sauce



No Cook Tomato And Basil Sauce

Servings: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 8 hours or overnight
Categories: Pasta, Sauce & Salsa
Source: JudeTheFoodie.com


• 6 Ripe Tomatoes
• 3-4 Stems Basil (20-30 leaves)
• 4-6 Cloves Garlic
• ⅓ Cup Herb Infused EVOO
• Coarse Salt
• Fresh Cracked Pepper

• 1 Pound Penne
• 1 Wedge Fontinella Cheese (about 6-8 oz)


This is the perfect use of scratch and dent tomatoes at the market. I paid $2 for 8 tomatoes.

Core tomatoes and trim any bruises. In a bowl hold the tomato in hour hand with the cut side down. Gently squeeze seeds out and remove most with your hand. Do not worry about any seeds remaining. Once they are all seeded, chop them into ½ inch cubes. Put them in a medium bowl.

Remove the stems from basil and coarsely chop. Add to bowl. Skin, trim and chop fresh garlic. Garlic adds a sharpness to the sauce so adjust the amount according to taste. Add to bowl.

Add ⅓ cup herb infused extra virgin olive oil, crack pepper to taste and about 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Stir and cover with plastic wrap. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Stir occasionally being sure to replace plastic wrap for at least 8 hours or overnight.

Grate Fontinella cheese. Set aside about a cup.

In large pot cook Penne pasta according to package directions. Drain well and put in large bowl.

With a ladle, press down gently on sauce and scoop 2-3 ladles full of liquid and add to pasta bowl. It is ok for a few chunks of tomato to get in, as well. Add cheese Stir gently.

To assemble: scoop pasta into individual bowls. Add a few spoons of tomatoes and some cheese.

Use any remaining sauce as a topping for a pizza.

Have a yummy day!


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