Cumin is this wonderful spice used very often in the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Latin America, North Africa and South Asia.

In Morocco it’s got its own container on the table, the Turks put its seeds in their “Tavuk Izgara”, the Greeks use it in the “Soutzoukakia” and in Spain, if you don’t mind at all about an issue, you “mind a cumin”.

It turns out that, if you add it to tuna fish, you get this meaty impression in your spaghetti sauce…

 

Laziness Factor: 1

(where 0 is turning the lights on and 4 is inventing electricity)

Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 500g whole wheat spaghetti

– 1 tuna can (160g)

– 1 red onion

– 370g sliced tomatoes

– ½ tablespoon cumin

– salt, pepper, oregano, olive oil

 

1.

Boil the pasta in salted water 1 minute less than what the cooking instructions indicate.

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2.

Slice the onion and put it in a pan with hot olive oil over high heat.

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3.

Add the tuna from the can, after you drain its water in the sink.

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4.

Add half a tablespoon cumin.

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5.

The cumin creates a rather meaty impression of the tuna and their flavours blend in really nice. Lower the heat to medium.

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6.

I used a pack of sliced tomatoes (that’s a sample right down here), but you might as well use 3-4 fresh tomatoes instead.

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7.

Add some oregano for a full “mediterranean barbecue” impression…

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8.

When the spaghetti is ready, drain and add to the sauce (or the other way round).

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9.

Stir thoroughly until the spaghetti has absorbed almost almost all the liquids of the sauce.

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10.

Serve either with cheese or with some extra oregano, if you like it.

Bon appetit!

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