Spaghetti Alla Carrettiere (Carter's Style Spaghetti)

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Preparation time: 5 - 10 mins
Cooking time: 35 - 40 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: Serves 4 as a main course, 6 as a starter


1 lb spaghetti or tagliatelle
8oz mushrooms
3 tbs. olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 small chili pepper or 1 tsp crushed dried chili flakes
4oz bacon
14oz tinned chopped tomatoes
3oz tinned tuna fish
parsley to garnish


Wipe the fresh mushroom caps with a damp cloth and slice finely.
Heat the oil and add the finely chopped garlic and chili pepper.
When the garlic begins to change colour add the bacon cut into small cubes.
When the fat begins to melt from the bacon add the mushrooms and, after 5 minutes,
the drained tomatoes.
After 15 minutes on a low heat add the well-drained and flaked tuna.
Cook gently for another 15 minutes. During this time, cook the pasta following packet
directions carefully to avoid overcooking.
Drain the pasta, turn into a heated serving dish and stir in the mushroom sauce, mixing well.
Add the chopped parsley and serve at once.

You might think bacon and tuna together sound odd, but when it's cooked,
the flavours all blend together very nicely!


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