October 18

Backpacker Sicilian Tuna Pasta (New video!)

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Learn to make an easy, healthy and very portable pasta dish:  Backpacker Sicilian Tuna Pasta

I made this while backpacking the Los Padres Forest with my dad.  It will be featured on our after-school cooking class in the Spring because:
– It’s easy, only has 5 ingredients
– It’s healthy:  you get vitamins from the tomatoes, lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids from the tuna, energy-boosting carbs from the pasta
– It’s quick:  Start to finish is 15 minutes (20 if you’re out in the woods)

Backpacker Sicilian Tuna Pasta

– 7 oz angel hair pasta
– 2 garlic cloves, chopped
– 1 package strained tomatoes (about 14-16 oz)
– 1/2 package anchovy fillets (4-5 fillets)
– 1 can yellowfin tuna in olive oil (preferably from Genova, available at Smart n Final)
– Spice mix: 1.5 Tbs salt, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp sugar, 2 Tbs Parmesan cheese (the dehydrated kind, like from pizza restaurants)  1/2 tsp black pepper

– Break angel hair pasta in half, add to pot, fill with water and turn on the heat.  Season with salt
– Stir pasta and bring the water to a boil.  Taste as you go and the pasta should be done in 5-6 minutes.  Remove pasta and clean pot.
– Over medium heat, add garlic, anchovy and stir for 30-60 seconds until the anchovies are melted.  Add the tomatoes and seasoning and bring to a boil.  Add tuna (with a drizzle of the flavorful oil from the can).
– Combine with pasta and serve!

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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