Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuna Casserole and the Learning Experience

dirty kitchen.

I was watching my shrill-voiced friend Rachel Ray on the tube (by tube I mean laptop) and she made a super yummy looking pasta dish. Its a Mediterranean version of the American classic: the Tuna Casserole. She changed a lot of things about this dish; so many, in fact, that its actually not really a casserole anymore.
Here's the recipe if you're cooking for 2-4 people:

Start cooking your pasta while you do the sauce.
Sautee half an onion and a couple finely chopped garlic cloves. Add 1 can of drained tuna (2 if you want to feed more people), chopped sundried tomatoes, 1/2 cup of dry white wine (I used some kind of Chardonnay), and 1/2 cup of cream. let it heat through.
Add your cooked pasta, and toss with some frozen peas (yes, frozen, because they heat up so fast and you don't want them to be soggy). Top with chopped basil.

So scrumptious. I also sauteed some mushrooms for my serving (Conrad has a thing about eating fungus) and it was amazing. I'm left now with a sink full of pots and pans, and a body that almost went into a food coma. We went for a walk, and will watch Jaws. I'm a little nervous about watching it, but hopefully I can knock myself out and forget I ever watched it.

Hilarious grocery store moment: I don't drink. And i just turned 21. So this was my first time purchasing any kind of alcohol. I had no idea what I was looking for, so a very helpful store clerk helped me find a dry white wine. I knew that the expensive wines are the better ones, and they are higher up on the shelves. As you move down the shelves, so you move down in quality and price. I knew immediately that I would be buying a bottom-shelf product, as I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the wines anyway.

So anyway, I checked out, legitimately embarrassed that I was buying a $3 bottle of wine (not because it was wine, but because it was $3). I realized when I got home that the guy never carded me. And I was sad! He probably knew I wasn't going to drink it. But I was really disappointed that I didn't get to flash my ID and show off my new legal age. So pathetic.

Enjoy the pasta!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment!