Tuna Linguine w Lemon Chili
Tuna Linguine w Lemon Chili

Tuna Linguine w Lemon Chili

I am so excited!!

I have just added a brand new plug in to my site!! It’s called Easy Recipes and it was developed by Maureen from Orgasmic Chef.  One of the main benefits of this plug in to readers it, it makes printing recipes so much easier.


Tuna Linguine w Lemon Chili

This is my first use of the plug in, and I found it quicker and easier to get the recipe up on my site and formatted correctly.  I have noticed that the recipe is also presented more clearly. The plug in has many more benefits, once I learn the features I will be able to further customise the look of recipes to suit my website.  It also allows access to guest writers so they may more easily submit pre-formatted recipes to Gourmet Getaways ready for publishing.


Tuna Linguine w Lemon Chili

The recipe I have chosen to share on my “Easy Recipe” debut is a dish my husband makes for me regularly.   It is his “signature dish” and seems to always be a hit with guests.  Although I do have to remind him from time to time, that not everyone likes garlic and chilli as much as I do…  he has been know to add a whole bulb of garlic to the dish and more than ten chillies. (Not recommended!)


Tuna Linguine w Lemon Chili

Nevertheless, it’s one of our favourite easy weekday recipes, and it can be on the table in 15 minutes using nothing but a few key ingredients, most of which are always in our pantry anyway.


Tuna Linguine w Lemon & Chili
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Gourmet Getaways
Serves: 4
This is a quick and easy weeknight dish, and so tasty!! Make extra as it is great the next day for a packed lunch.
  • 210gm tuna in brine
  • 210gm tuna in olive oil
  • 500gm linguine pasta
  • 1 T/s olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 3 medium red chillies (finely sliced)
  • 80ml fresh lemon juice
  • 100gm rocket or baby spinach
  1. Drain tuna over a small bowl and reserve the liquid. You will need at least 80mls or reserved liquid.
  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water as per the manufacturers instructions.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and return it to the pan.
  4. Heat the tablespoon of oil in a saucepan and fry garlic and chilli until fragrant.
  5. Add the 80mls of reserved liquid and the tuna. Stir until heated through.
  6. Remove the tuna mixture from the heat and add the lemon
  7. Add the tuna mixture and the rocket to the pasta.
  8. Gently toss together and serve.
Calories: 522

The flavour of the garlic, lemon and chilli is a magic combination, and the dish improves overnight.  Mr GG will usually make a double serving to ensure there are leftovers.

So readers,  do you have any favourite, easy recipes for weeknights? Oh, and who cooks in your family, does your partner have a signature dish?

Finally, what do you think of my new layout. I have been so nervous about making this change, is it an improvement?

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  1. daaaamn that looks good girl!

    I’ll have to try this plug in when I get home, looks good, and easy printing is always a bonus! x

  2. Only 6 cloves of garlic and 3 chillies… Go the whole bulb and 6-8 chillies!!!

  3. That’s very exciting! Maureen is such a clever cookie isn’t she? 🙂

  4. I love the new easy-print format. I also love your photos in this post! Really beautiful – perfect lighting 🙂

  5. Hi there, it looks great, very clear and good with the photos, much better than one I used on another blog a while ago. I love your photos down at the bottom too. I’ve just posted some photos of the Opera House lit blue and am feeling all emotional, bit late at night for that!

    Now then, why do I love linguine so much?? I think it’s all down to a wonderful meal in Porto Fino when I was 18 years old, when I first had linguine, with seafood, if I can peel the years away. This looks good!

  6. Isn’t it an awesome plug in!

  7. Awww, I don’t know what to say other than thanks! However, my part in the development of Easy Recipe went more like this.
    me: John, I can’t bear the plugins out there that make me fill in a million boxes, decide taxonomies and other geeky thing. Can you make me a cut and paste one?
    him: I hate wordpress
    me: Can you do it for me?’
    him: I suppose, what else do you want
    me: I want the print button and i want the google back end stuff and I want a way to style it.
    him: anything else?
    me: I’ll let you know.

    So you can see I did all the hard work.

    ten chillies??? My nose is running just thinking about 10. I love the tuna linguine recipe!

  8. The pasta looks mouthwatering. And yes, love new layout and new feature.

  9. Yay Julie, congratulations on installing the plugin. Maureen and her husband did such a great job with it and we’re all so lucky that they shared it with us.

    Your husband’s linguine sounds fantastic! 10 chilies would be to much for me but my husband would love that. Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Thanks everyone! It was actually Nancy at Spicie Foodie who recommended this plug in, she is a wiz. We have such a great blogging community xx

  11. Ooh I love the layout and I also like the plugin!!Love this linguine since I’m a fan of both garlic and chili :)I’m definitely going to try it for our supper very soon!

  12. So cute that Mr. G commented. Love that!

    Thank you for sharing this treasured family recipe…And the reminder of the magic combo of lemons, garlic and chili =)

    Congratulations, too, on the recipe print plug-in.

  13. Love the new plug-in! I need to get myself that 🙂 The recipe sounds easy and delicious.

  14. Your recipe plug in looks great! As does your pasta! I had to make my hubby his favorite tuna casserole for Lent…wish I would have used your dish instead…SO much more appealing!!!

  15. I love light pastas like this. This looks delish!

  16. I love this dish since having it at your home.
    I now make it regularly for my family, and even better the next day.

  17. Man your picture looks so amazing! Love the shot (and the recipe of course)!

  18. I love pasta and garlic and chilli! So this recipe just rocks for me! The pictures are gorgeous too. I’ve not been here long enough to compare the layouts but the current one is fabulous…very neat!

  19. Ohh I love the new plug-in definitely makes it easier to print the recipe 🙂 Maureen’s a smartie!

  20. This is a very pretty tuna pasta! The addition of red chili definitely adds to the presentation!

  21. YUM! Pasta is always my go to quick and easy weekdays dinner.

  22. Great recipe! It’s healthy and you can still get your fix of protein from the tuna!

  23. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious and the best bit is, its so quick! All these ingredients should already be in the pantry! Love it.

  24. Beautiful linguine! Garlic, lemon, and chili… flavor must be wonderful. We eat fish often and adding tuna in pasta is a great choice!

  25. I had this for lunch today and it was just lovely! Thank you for the recipe xo
    I might try it next time with lightly seared cubes of sashimi tuna 😀 yumm

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