Tantillo Recipes

Farfalle Pasta with Tuna and Peas

April 7, 2016

Tantillo Recipes


1 lb dry farfalle pasta

2 tablespoons Tantillo Premier Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes

1/2 cup Sicilian olives, pitted

2 cups fresh peas

1/4 cup white wine

8 oz. (2 cans) Sicilian tuna in oil

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon wedges for garnish


1Cook farfalle pasta in a large pot filled with boiling salted water until al dente, about 7-8 minutes.

2Heat Tantillo Premier Extra Virgin Olive Oil in an extra large skillet over medium-high heat.

3Sauté onions for 5-6 minutes or until caramelized.

4Stir in garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and peas. Saute for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are fragrant and hot.

5Deglaze pan with white wine and simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes or until wine has evaporated by half.

6Fold in the tuna, red pepper flakes, parsley, and cooked noodles. Stir until coated and season to taste with salt and pepper.

7Portion pasta into serving bowls and garnish with lemon wedges.

Chefs Notes

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Here are a few pointers to help you perfect this delicious farfalle pasta with tuna and peas recipe!

Fun Farfalle Facts

Here are a few facts you should know about farfalle pasta:

·         Farfalle is pronounced far-fall-ay

·         It is a medium-sized pasta known for its bowtie shape

·         “Farfalle” means “butterfly” in Italian

·         The small indentations in the center of the noodle absorb flavor, ensuring each bite has a taste of each ingredient used

Quality Tinned Seafood

Tinned or canned tuna is not just for hum-drum sandwiches and salads. The quality of this style of seafood has vastly improved over the past few years, booming in popularity all over the globe! Look for Mediterranean varieties of canned tuna.

Sicilian tuna is often the most flavorful and packed in Sicilian olive oil, making it perfect for traditional or traditionally inspired recipes like this one! Plus, using the oil reserved in the can when sautéing can add even more flavor to this recipe.

How to Achieve the Perfect Al Dente

There is a fine line between perfectly cooked pasta and mush. Al dente is the term used to describe pasta cooked to perfection, having just the slightest hint of “bite.”

To achieve the perfect al dente texture, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Pour in your noodles and stir. Boil for approximately 7-8 minutes, taste testing every so often, until the noodles are soft with just a hint of chew. Drain, rinse, and toss with the rest of your ingredients. Voila, perfectly cooked pasta!

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