Food Trip, Fun

Pasta Ala Chamba

  • Sumo

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.

Pasta In Olive Oil

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


  1. Preheat the pan. Add the Olive Oil.
  2. Saute the garlic, onion and tomato.
  3. Add the drained tuna and mushroom.
  4. Wait until the mushroom is cooked. Then sprinkle the basic.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Finally, add the pasta. Serve.

Easy peasy, right? Why don’t you try and let me know how it taste.



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