Friday, April 18, 2014

Orecchiette with Snap Peas and Tuna

Orecchiette means "little ears" in Italian. These noodles are not only cute, they hold sauce very nicely.
Serve this pasta warm or cold.

serves 8 ( about 1-1/4 c. = 7 points +)

  • 1 lb. orecchiette noodles
  • 1/2 lb. sugar snap peas, cut in half
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can ( 4 oz) tuna packed in water, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta according to package directions. Steam the pas for 2 minute or just until the color begins to brighten. If you have a steamer basket that is larger than the diameter of your pasta cooking pot, you can set it directly on top and utilize the steam from the boiling water below.

While pasta is cooking, whisk together lemon zest, juice, olive oil, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Stir in tuna and peas. Drain pasta and stir into tuna mixture.

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