Don’t ask me why, but I used to dislike shrimps when I was young (maybe I didn’t think they were lazy enough to eat!…). Then, one day I was converted like a person who saw heaven and came back.

Combining them with tuna here may seem like some kind of an exaggeration, but a really tasty one!…

Laziness Factor: 2

[where 0 is eating chewing gum and 4 is cooking a paella while flying a plane]

Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 8 shrimps

– 500g casarecce

– 1 tuna can

– 1 onion

– 2 green peppers

– 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped.

– 400g grated hard cheese.

– rosemary and chilli

 

1.

Before starting boiling my pasta, I realized my shrimps weren’t 100% defrosted, so I soaked them in a bowl of water.

Half an hour later I started the process: boil the pasta in salted water according to the cooking instructions.

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2.

Chop the green peppers and the onion and put them in a pan with hot olive oil.

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3.

Drain the water from the tuna can.

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4.

When the onion has turned clear, add the tuna…

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5.

…and then the shrimps, the rosemary and the chili.

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6.

Chop the tomatoes…

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7.

…and throw them in.

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8.

Just a minute before you drain the pasta, add the cheese into the pan.

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9.

Then drain the casarecce and throw them in.

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10.

Colourful and delicious!…

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For the visual types amongst us, here is a video version of this recipe:

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