Here in Northern California tins have been consumed and forgotten but not anything You haven't seen before. And I've been drinking beer and lying about cross races I never started.
The Wife is in class and I'm home alone with a variety of St. Peter's and the latest issue of Eating Well.
And wouldn't You know it; there's an article with four
As I've said before, "Any Tuna Recipe, Anywhere, Anytime."
The first recipe I've kind of riffed on before.
The second recipe looks good but not for tonight.
The fourth recipe must be tried.
Tonight I will execute the third recipe:
8 ounces (about 3 cups) whole-wheat rotini pasta
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup nonfat milk, divided
1/2 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated pepper Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder (see Notes)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat cottage cheese, preferably low-sodium
1 5- to 6-ounce tin
chunk light tunaSardines, drained and flaked
1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1/4 cup crumbled tortilla chips, preferably blue corn
Preheat oven to 450°F.I don't want to spring a new tin on You without the Wife (I have one or two) so I'm reaching into my case of Wild Planets. I'm choosing the In Water as the
Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
Meanwhile, whisk flour and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl. Heat the remaining milk in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat until steaming.
Gradually whisk a few tablespoons of the hot milk into the milk-flour mixture, then whisk this mixture back into the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in Cheddar, pepper Jack, chile powder, salt and pepper.
Puree cottage cheese in a food processor or blender until very smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Stir into the sauce in the skillet. Add
tunaSardines and the pasta; stir well to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle drained tomatoes evenly over the top.
Bake until hot and bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Top with crumbled tortilla chips.
I shopped at the Bowl for all the ingredients, as local and organic as possible, and kept to the recipe as best as I could. I'm popping two tins, one doesn't seem enough, two's too many.
Four big fish, skin no bones. I put 6 in the recipe, ate one (so very
You like dags?
It wasn't over cheesy. I might have cut back a bit on the cheese.
I over cooked the pasta just a little; the whole wheat is nice.
The sardines are subtle and delicious, kinda wanted more, two tins instead of 1 1/2.
This has possibilities. Three out of Five Tins.