Spaghetti is one of our family’s staple meals. I prepare this pasta dish not only for birthdays or any other celebration but for our everyday”lutong bahay” meals. When the kids have licked the bottom of the sauce pan, they would ask me,” No more sauce?” We will be left with pasta noodles good enough for one more meal. This weekend, spaghetti was on our menu.
It was a very lazy Monday for me. We were still tired from a birthday party yesterday and hubby and I slept late. Not to mention I had to wake up my usual waking time at 4:30 AM to prepare for hubby. By mid-day, after doing arts and crafts with Jianne, I was sooo sleepy. I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore plus the weather was so conducive for sleeping. I told Coby to continue his Language lessons while I take a nap upstairs.
We still had leftover spaghetti from the weekend, so I was confident we would have enough for lunch. No need to cook. I woke up a few minutes before 12 noon and took out the food for reheating. Lo and behold, the spaghetti sauce was just enough for two kids. It’s too late to take out the fish from the freezer. What will I eat? Hmmm I could do an aglio oglio which is just noodles with lots of garlic, olive oil and basil. But I was not in the mood for aglio oglio.
Then I remembered I still had left over San Marino Tuna Fillet Spanish Sardines. Yes! Still Aglio oglio but with a twist, instead of anchovies, I would do a Pinoy version using spanish sardines.
I crushed as many garlic as I want. Garlic and olive oil, oh so yummy! So, I flaked the tuna first. Then I sautéed my garlic and put in the flaked tuna. I added the oil in the can to add flavor to the pasta. Then I tossed in the leftover spaghetti noodles. Seasoned it with salt and pepper and topped with dried parsley. The spiciness of the sardines added flavor to my 5-minute meal!
Voila! Lunch is served!
I really need to be educated in the art of food photography 🙂