The Chew: $10 Tuesday
The Chew crew claimed you could make three recipes from this episode for a grand total of $10 per serving. That seems like it may be a stretch, but they are correct that the ingredients are inexpensive. Learn how to prepare Michael Symon’s Shells with Tuna, Chickpeas and Parsley. The other courses are Almond Crusted Scallopini and a Rustic Blueberry Tart.
If you are Michael Symon, you can also put this pasta together in just about five minutes. He is known for his Five in Five meals, which use five ingredients or less, are made in five minutes or less, and cost $5 or less per serving.
The Chew: Michael Symon Tuna, Chickpeas & Parsley Shells Recipe Ingredients
Dried pasta will take longer to cook than fresh pasta, but you save that time not making it from scratch if you need a quick meal. Why tuna in oil rather than water? Michael said that he prefers the flavor, and recommended ensuring that your tuna is sustainably harvested.
Symon said that he came up with this takeoff on Tuna Noodle Casserole thanks to his roommate after culinary school, who ate it on a daily basis while training for marathons.
- 1 lb Pasta Shells (or use fresh Orecchiette Pasta)
- 7 oz Tuna in Olive Oil
- 1/2 tbsp Chili Flakes
- Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
- 2 cloves minced Garlic
- 1 cup cooked Chickpeas
- 1 cup chopped Parsley
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Michael Symon: The Chew Tuna, Chickpeas & Parsley Shells Recipe Directions
- Boil a large pot of heavily salted water.
- Once it is boiling, add pasta, cooking for one minute under the box directions. (If you use fresh pasta, cook until it floats to the top.)
- Drain pasta and reserve a bit of the water.
- Heat olive oil on medium high in a saute pan.
- Cook tuna for one minute without moving it around.
- Add garlic with chickpeas and chili flake.
- Stir a few times while cooking two to three minutes.
- Add citrus zest and juice with salt and pepper.
- Add a small amount of pasta cooking water to the sauce.
- Toss this sauce with drained pasta until well combined.
- Fold in parsley and drizzle with olive oil before serving.