Tuna Noodles with Garlic and Peperoncino – Recipe Pasta al tonno fantastico

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Today I show you my recipe tuna noodles with garlic.

This is a wonderful and simple pasta, ready cooked in less than 30 minutes.

I like this tuna pasta because it tastes so delicious.

Pasta and garlic, peperoncino and tuna, with fresh parsley, this simple combination is a hammer.

The tuna noodles are suitable for various occasions.

In the evening for your loved ones, when friends come to visit, you can prepare the dish well and that means pure relaxation in the kitchen.

The recipe accompanies you while cooking yourself… You will find a photo of every step of the preparation.

Conjure up a delicious fish pasta on your table today!

Questions to the recipe I answer gladly over the comment function at the end of the side.

I wish you good luck and a good appetite!

1. Recipe Tuna Noodles

I’ll be happy if you try the recipe.

If you have any questions about the preparation, please use the comment function.

I like to use the oil from the canned tuna for this preparation for the sauce.

The valuable omega-3 fatty acids contained in the tuna and in the oil migrate into the dish. Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly healthy!

Tuna Noodles with Garlic and Peperoncino

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 559
Total Time 20 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guide to prepare pasta with tuna in variants.

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Tuna Noodles Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


1 pc Red peppers
1 pc Zucchini (optional)
1 tsp oil
200 g Farfalle (Penne, Spirali, Spagehtti are also good!)
2 pinches Salt
2 pinches black pepper
2 pinches Sugar
2 pc garlic
1 tb Olive oil
1 pc Anchovis-Filet (ickled anchovy fillets )
70 ml white wine oder prosecco
100 ml Vegetable broth
4 pinches Salt
4 pinches black pepper
2 pinches brown sugar
3 pinches chili flakes
1 pc Lemon (I use the abrasion and the juice.)
1 bunch Parsley
2 cans Tuna in oil
1 tb Roasted and salted pine nuts


Peel the bell pepper Step picture
Red peppers in the pan – Step picture Peel the peppers.

Peel peppers

First put a large pot of water on the stove to boil the pasta.

Then we take care of the decoration: Halve the red pepper, remove the seeds and wash it.

Peel the pepper with a peeler or grill it briefly and then peel off the skin.

You will find the instructions “Peeling peppers” linked at the end of the recipe.

Stripes of peppers while frying in the pan, photographed from above Step picture.
Fry the pepper cut into strips in the pan.

Sauté peppers

Cut the peeled peppers into thin strips and sauté briefly in a pan over high heat.

Season with salt, pepper and a little sugar and caramelise.

Then place in a bowl for later serving.

Pasta Cooking Step Image
Example picture noodles Cooking Penne, Farfalle or Spirali are ideal for this preparation.

Pasta cooking

Season the pasta cooking water with salt.

The cooking water for the pasta may taste like sea water.

Cook the farfalle until al dente, in the meantime prepare the sauce and the vegetables.

Please don’t be surprised, I forgot to photograph the farfalle, so I show Penne as a picture.

Prepare sauce for tuna noodles Step picture.
Sauce for the tuna pasta with garlic and anchovy fillets in the pan while frying.

Prepare sauce

Prepare the sauce for the tuna noodles:

Peel the garlic cloves and cut into fine cubes.

Do not press the garlic, as it will become bitter in taste.

Add some olive oil, garlic cubes and anchovy fillet to the pan.

Brown the garlic briefly over high heat until light brown, the anchovies disintegrate and give the sauce its typical Italian flavour.

Tuna pasta sauce with garlic and chilli
Tuna noodle sauce in the pan.

Season sauce

Now quickly deglaze the sauce with white wine and broth and bring to the boil.

Season with salt, pepper, sugar, chilli flakes and a little lemon dust.

Tuna sauce when preparing in the pan Step picture.
Tuna sauce with parsley and canned tuna in the pan.

Add tuna

Add the finely sliced parsley and the tuna from the tin with the oil to the sauce and mix carefully.

Add the lemon juice to the sauce and refine as desired.

Mix the pasta with the sauce.
Mix the al dente cooked pasta with the sauce Step picture.

Finish pasta

Pour off the farfalle and drain well.

Add the pasta to the sauce and mix.

Tuna pasta with garlic, peperoncino, parsley and pine nuts.
Tuna noodles served. Recipe picture

Arrange and serve

Arrange the pasta on warm plates, add the prepared vegetables and serve sprinkled with pine nuts.


2. Nutritional Values

3. Tip for Pasta with Tuna Serve Warm or Cold

Here I give you in advance some inspiration for your pasta dish. Imagine it’s summer, very hot, your loved ones are already sweating all day.

On such a day you could serve the pasta in the evening on the terrace as a pasta salad.

Thinking the other way: the weather has not cooperated it rains and the cold air of autumn rises in our limbs.

This is the perfect occasion for the pasta served hot, it has a warming effect.

Tuna noodles can be served hot or cold depending on the season

Variants Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Pasta with tuna, garlic and parsley served in a deep plate.
The tuna noodles served in a deep plate. Penne, Farfalle and Spirali are easy to arrange.
Spaghetti with tuna and asparagus on a wonderful plate.
Spaghetti with freshly roasted tuna with green asparagus and saffron.

4. Select Pasta Shapes for the Tuna Noodles

I chose farfalle for this recipe, I like the shape of the pasta, It is so pleasing and pleases the eye. 

You can also cook the pasta with 

Prepare spaghetti, penne or spirali, sometimes you have supplies in the house :-).

You control the look via the noodle shape. Let yourself be inspired!

Pasta shape tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Pasta Cooking Step Image
Noodles, pasta while cooking in the pot with salted water.
Cooked spaghetti

5. Season Tips for Pasta with Tuna

Here are some ideas for seasonal ingredients to go with this pasta with fish:

You can finely combine the ingredients to make your own personal pasta.

Fresh wild garlic
Fresh wild garlic with flowers for wild garlic soup with fish
Young garlic as an addition to asparagus pasta
Fried young garlic
Clean the spinach leaves
Spinach leaves

6. Other Recipes with Tuna

7. Even More Ideas for Pasta and Noodles

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