Linguine Tuna Puttanesca, tangy Italian

Linguine Puttanesca
The name Puttanesca (read other news here) may raise eyebrows but your taste buds will be even more aroused by the pungent tomato sauce of a Linguine Tuna Puttanesca.

To make this saucy Italian delight you will need salt, 12 ounces linguine, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons capers, drained, 1/2 cup roughly chopped kalamata olives, 1 28-ounce can San Marzano plum tomatoes, 4 basil leaves, torn, plus more for garnish, 1 5-ounce can albacore tuna, packed in olive oil, and freshly ground pepper.

To prepare, first bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add linguine, and a few drops of oil and cook until al dente. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over a medium flame and add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until slightly toasted. Next add the capers and the olives and fry for about 2 minutes and add crushed tomatoes to the skillet. Cook the tomatoes until they are slightly dry and add tomato juice, basil, and salt, and cook until the sauce thickens.

Add the tuna in oil, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot. Add the sauce and toss; Season with pepper and garnish with more basil.

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