Pasta With Garlic, Lemon, Capers, and Tuna

Pasta With Garlic, Lemon, Capers, and Tuna

This quick and easy and delicious recipe for pasta with oil-packed tuna, garlic, white wine, capers, and lemon is the perfect weeknight meal.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a skillet large enough to hold the pasta, heat the oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the garlic, the red chile pepper flakes, and capers over medium heat until fragrant (but not browned), about 1 minute. 
  2. Step 2

    Add the wine and bring to barely a simmer; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Step 3

    Add the tuna and salt to taste and sauté over low heat for 1 minute.
  4. Step 4

    Toss the tuna-caper mixture with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, the parsley, lemon zest, butter, cooked pasta, and as much of the reserved pasta cooking water as needed to form a creamy sauce that coats the pasta. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.