Recipes from Bassas da India: Tuna Pasta Pelagic Style

Recipes from Bassas da India

Tuna Pasta Pelagic Style

Country: Bassas da India
Course: Main
Makes: 2 servings


  • 6 oz dry spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 8 to 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 each red, yellow and orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 3/4 lb yellowfin tuna, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 9 small basil leaves


  1. Fry the onion in the oil. Add the chili powder and stir to incorporate.
  2. Add the bell peppers and continue to stir until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or so, then add the halved cherry tomatoes.
  4. Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to package directions.
  5. Add the tuna chunks to the pan and saute until the pink disappears. If the fish looks like it is drying out, add a little olive oil.
  6. Stir in the soy sauce and keep cooking until heated through.
  7. Add the pasta and garnish each plate with three basil leaves. Serve immediately.