It has been quite so long since I posted about food. So allow me to share my latest experiment :D. I call it Pasta Ala Chamba (some call it Pasta in Olive Oil). Chamba (or Tsamba) means by chance or by luck. In Spanish, it has a different meaning which is work or job.
This Pasta Ala Chamba is not very original. I used to cook spaghetti with just tomatoes and basil in spaghetti sauce. But since we don’t have a spaghetti sauce when I had a craving for pasta, I tried to cook a version without the red sauce. Instead of the usual red sauce, I used olive oil. I learned from a recipe site that it is possible. So I tried. The result, it tastes very good. The cost is less expensive from the traditional spaghetti and it is more healthy – no red meat. I didn’t add any taste modifiers/enhancer but I liked how it tasted.
Here are the ingredients I used:
- 1/2 kg of pasta. Cooked according to the package instruction.
- 1 can 420g Century Tuna Flakes in Vegetable Oil (or Flakes in Brine), drained.
- 1 can 400g Jolly mushroom (pieces and stem) in replacement of shitake mushroom, drained.
- 4 tbsp of Olive Oil
- 5 or more red tomatoes sliced into four
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 tbsp of dried basil (or 1 cup fresh basil leaves)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the pan. Add the Olive Oil.
- Saute the garlic, onion and tomato.
- Add the drained tuna and mushroom.
- Wait until the mushroom is cooked. Then sprinkle the basic.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Finally, add the pasta. Serve.
Easy peasy, right? Why don’t you try and let me know how it taste.