Farfalle for my friend…

September 28th, 2008

So, here I am in a new city…living alone…and it is hard sometimes!  I miss having a roommate to hang out with and cook for…sure, I have my friends but there is something to be said for the impromptu dinner date with L.   Who is L you might ask? Well, L is my roommate, best friend, and official taste tester. We were thrown together freshman year of college as random roommates and just clicked. Over the years, we have shared a lot and she has helped me through many issues with school, boys and life. After college, she moved to DC, where I soon followed. That year, we did not live together but she started dating my neighbor so I still saw her quite frequently. She was the one I first tried my chocolate souffles on…as we sat there giggling with a bottle of champagne. Last year, we lived together again…as I was moving and everything, I ignored the fact that this was the end of us as roommates. We still talk weekly but I miss her. I was thinking about her today when I made this pasta.  She loves farfalle pasta!  The recipe is adapted from the September issue of Saveur, which came unexpectedly in the mail yesterday. If they want to send me a free magazine, I’ll take it!

Pasta with Tuna

1/2 pound of pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red crushed pepper
2 garlic clove, chopped
1 can of tuna
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 tablespoon Parmesan

1. Make the pasta according to the directions, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and red crushed peppers until the garlic is tender.
3. Heat the tuna until warmed through.
4. Add reserved pasta water and toss in the pasta.
5. Cook until the pasta sauce thickens.
6. Stir in the chives and sprinkle with the parmesan.

P.S.  A friend sent me links to this guy on youtube who gets really creative with vegetables.  It is worth checking out!

4 Responses to “Farfalle for my friend…”

  1. LyB on September 28, 2008 6:17 pm

    I love tuna in pasta, and with the heat of the crushed peppers, it sounds like a great dish!

  2. Manggy on September 28, 2008 7:44 pm

    Aww :) I hope you guys stay close for a long time! I’m sure my ex-roommates are hating me now… When I lived with them (5 years ago) I wasn’t quite a cook or baker!

  3. admin on October 5, 2008 4:03 pm

    LyB- not what I would have expected and it was excellent!

    Manggy- haha! thats how I got people to live with me…I always open with the “I cook and bake” line! Kinda how I pick up guys too…hehe! well, before J!

  4. Elle on October 7, 2008 8:33 pm

    I’m so sorry you’re missing your roommate. Your dinner looks amazing, though!

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