Canned Tuna Dan Dan Noodles
This riff on the Chinese inspired dan dan noodle (typically made with ground beef), substitutes in the pantry staple of canned tuna, for a quick and satisfying meal.
- Serves: 1 person
- For the Sauce:
- ¼cup peanut butter (smooth)
- 2tablespoons water
- 1tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (plus more for garnish)
- 2teaspoons soy sauce
- 2teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1teaspoon white vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper (to taste)
- ¼pound leftover cooked spaghetti (reheated in the microwave with a little water)
- For the Spicy Tuna:
- 1(5-ounce) can oil-packed tuna, not drained
- 1tablespoon hot paprika
- 2tablespoons chili paste (such as Sambal Oelek)
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon soy sauce
- ½teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Garnish: thinly sliced scallions
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Whisk together, in a large bowl, the peanut butter, water, sesame seeds, soy, sesame oil, and vinegar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3Add the re-heated cooked spaghetti and stir to amply coat the noodles. Set aside.
Step 4Place tuna in a small bowl, and break into small pieces using a fork. Add the paprika, chile paste, oil, soy and sesame oil and stir vigorously to make a chunky sauce.
Step 5To serve, divide the spaghetti into a bowl and spoon over the spicy tuna. Garnish with scallion and sesame seeds.