First Date Pasta
I named this what I did for two reasons. One - it really is what I made my boyfriend for lunch on our first date. A bold choice, but I was in a bold state of mind at that point in my life. (Hello, this is what I eat! Love me, love my food.) Two - if someone devours this with you on a first date, he/she either LOVES you or LOVES flavorful food, or both. But it's probably both. What more could you want in a relationship?
- Put the olive oil in a heavy saucepan and heat gently until hot.
- Add the garlic and fry until golden. Stir in the tomato sauce and tomatoes, lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes, until thickened.
- Drain tuna, place in a bowl and flake. Cut the anchovies in half. Stir into the sauce with the capers and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling, salted water according to the package instructions. Drain well and toss with the sauce.