1、Spaghetti & tuna balls

Use storecupboard ingredients to make herby fish balls in a speedy tomato and garlic sauce for a healthy pasta supper

Spaghetti & tuna balls recipe

Ingredients

Method

Season, then scrunch the mixture together with your hands and form into golf ball-sized balls.
  • Take a large, deep, non-stick frying pan and add 2 tsp oil. Fry 5-6 balls in the oil over a high heat for 5 mins or until they are a deep golden brown all over, adding more oil if the pan gets dry. Transfer to a plate covered in kitchen paper. Repeat with the rest of the balls.
  • Cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Meanwhile, tip the cherry tomatoes into the pan you fried the balls in and add the garlic. Bring to a simmer, then season. When the spaghetti has been cooking for a few minutes, spoon a ladleful of pasta water into the cherry tomatoes to make a sauce. Just before serving, put the tuna balls back in the pan with the sauce to warm through for 5 mins.
  • Drain the pasta and scatter the remaining tarragon over the tuna balls before serving.

  • https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/spaghetti-tuna-balls-9795/

    2、Two bean, potato & tuna salad

    This main course salad is rich in flavour and Vitamin C - great for lunchboxes too
    Two bean, potato & tuna salad recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, then boil for 6-8 mins until almost tender. Add both types of beans, then cook for a further 5 mins until everything is cooked. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk together the harissa and vinegar in a small bowl with a little seasoning. Whisk in the oil until the dressing is thickened. Drain potatoes well, toss with half of the dressing, then leave to cool.
    2. Flake the tuna, then fold into the potatoes. Add the remaining dressing. then gently toss. Divide between 4 bowls and serve each portion with a handful of rocket or watercress on top. Serve warm or cold.

    3、Tuna balls with pea & sweetcorn pasta

    If your children like fish fingers, they'll love these - and you can freeze the tuna balls too
    Tuna balls with pea & sweetcorn pasta recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. To make the tuna balls, tip the tuna and its oil into a large bowl and stir in the breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Add the beaten egg and chives, then season with a pinch of salt and stir again until everything is well mixed.
    2. Form into 12 balls the size of ping-pong balls, then chill until you’re ready to cook.
    3. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, dropping in the peas for the last couple of minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the balls for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until they’re golden brown. Drain them on kitchen paper and keep warm.
    4. Drain the pasta, return to the pan and add the corn. Heat gently for a minute, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Serve with ketchup.

    4、Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

    Whip up a tasty potato and tuna salad in less than half an hour
    Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes until tender.
    2. Meanwhile, mix the pesto and oil to make a dressing. Halve the tomatoes, drain and flake the tuna. Add the beans to the potatoes for the last 3 minutes of cooking time.
    3. Drain the potatoes and beans and tip into a salad bowl. Stir in the spinach so that it wilts a little in the warmth from the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter the tomatoes and tuna on top, drizzle with the pesto and gently toss everything together.

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