Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Blue Cheese & Grilled Tuna Pasta





If you are not into blue cheese, please don’t try this recipe.  
If you don’t like the taste of goats or lamb, same thing, don’t try this too.  
But if you have that epicurean and adventurous taste buds, you need to try this :-)

Blue cheese have that funny sometimes strong awful aroma, milder than a goat’s stench, sometimes smells like an old sock or stinky feet or imagine the foul odor of somebody who didn’t take a bath for a month!    But I love the creamy, salty, somewhat tangy and “mild-goaty”  flavor of blue cheese.  I like it spread on my sandwich or crackers or on top of my pizza.

Anyway, this is an experiment.  Combining tuna, pasta, and blue cheese and a mixture of herbs and garlic and the result tasted good and very filling.  I’m sure I wouldn’t be needing food for snack after this lunch.  I used whole wheat spaghettie, San Remo brand, and really I don't like the taste.  Can you please suggest any brand for whole wheat pasta?


By the way, this recipe is part of our meal & work-out plan last week (see Meal & Work-out Plan - Week 1 )

BLUE CHEESE & GRILLED TUNA PASTA
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Ingredients:

Whole wheat spaghettie – 100 g.
Tuna, grilled and flaked -  200 g.
Blue Cheese, crumbled - 40 g.
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Garlic, minced – 5 large cloves

Basil, dried and ground - 1/4 tsp

Thyme, dried and ground – 1/8 tsp
Oregano, dried and ground - 1/8 tsp
Marjoram dried and ground - 1/4 tsp
Ground white pepper

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Cook spaghetti as directed in its package.  Drain and let it cool down.
  2. Heat olive oil and add in the garlic and the herbs.  Heat for 2 minutes then remove from fire.  Let the herbs and garlic infuse their flavors in the oil.  Cool it down.
  3. Add the crumbled blue cheese in the oil mixture.
  4. Toss in the pasta and the flaked grilled tuna.  Toss well.

I didn’t add any salt.  The saltiness from the blue cheese was enough.

Makes 2 servings.  Below is the estimated nutritional values per serving based on the ingredients used. 


Calories          :  481.23 kcal
Total Fat             :  25.01 g
Cholesterol     :  86.24 mg
Saturated Fat      :  8.67 g
Protein            :  39.82 g
Trans Fat            :  0 g
Sodium           :  322.2 mg
Dietary Fiber       :  6.4 g
Carbohydrate  :  34.72 g
Sugar                  :  0.92 g



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