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Sweet and Sour Pasta

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"Penne Pasta with a rich sweet and sour tuna sauce. Very different, quick, and tasty."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Place the onion, leek, and carrot in a saucepan with the olive oil and saute for a few minutes until the onions become translucent.
  3. Place the tomatoes, honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Chinese five spice into the saucepan and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the drained tuna fish and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. When you are ready to serve, season with salt, stir in a few spoonfuls of creme fraiche and pour the sauce over the cooked penne.
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Jan 25, 2004

A litte different, but it grows on you. Didn't have any creme fraiche, so I used sour cream. Came out fine. Will fix it again!

Oct 26, 2006

I tossed the hot penne with sour cream prior to adding the hot tomato sauce--very silky. Instead of tuna I added pre-cooked Chinese BBQ pork. Kids loved it.


8 Ratings

Jan 16, 2012

Some people might say that I didn't really have this dish, at all, but lacking some ingredients, I got a little imaginative with substitutions: Lacking a leek, I subbed a small onion and some minced garlic diced tomatoes (with juice) did fine instead of crushed I forgot the honey. :( Dales steak marinade worked well instead of soy sauce (they have somewhat similar flavors). And with no 5-spice, no creme fraiche, and no sour cream, I used (don't laugh) ranch dressing, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, basil, parsley, and ground black pepper I also threw some crunchy chow mein noodles on top before serving. Maybe I changed too much, but my wife ate it, and I'm looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow. :)

Sep 23, 2008

I really enjoy the flavors in this simple dish that is sure to satisfy. While it might not be a favorite, it's one I always come back to. I like to make it a little creamier than the recipe calls for. Try pairing it with salad and the Asian Ginger Dressing.

Mar 10, 2014

I can see how this would be an acquired taste for some. I liked it a lot, and it was easy to throw together with ingredients I already had in the house.


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 86.2 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 399 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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