Pasta with tuna, egg and capers

The lockdown encourages me to look through the cupboards and fridge to find things I might use. One of these was a half used jar of capers that I think I had for the mushroom stroganoff I made a while back. Hmm…capers, what can I do with them.

Capers are used in tartare sauce, a fish accompaniment that I really like with chips (fries). So, fish eh. What fish have I got?

Serves: 2


  • 160g tin tuna, drained
  • 150g dry pasta, I used penne
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 4 eggs


  • Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add a good pinch of salt. Drop the past in and cover. Boil for about 8-9 minutes. Drain and leave to cool.
  • At the same time, boil another pan of water. Add the eggs and boil for about 6 minutes for medium to hard boiled if they are straight from the fridge. If the eggs were not refrigerated, reduce the time by a minute.
  • Fill a large bowl with some cold water and add some ice cubes. Place the boiled eggs in and leave to cool for a few minutes.
    • It’s important to use the ice and cold water to stop the eggs from continuing to cook.
  • Stir the tin of drained tuna into the pasta.
  • Peel the eggs and cut into quarters.
    • The easiest way peel boiled eggs is to tap them all over on a hard surface to crack them, then roll them on the hard surface with you hands to make them fully cracked. The shell should come away easily.
  • Divide the pasta and tuna mix into two serving bowls, lay the eggs on top.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of capers on each dish and serve.

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