Pirate Pastan is a main course that serves 6. One portion of this dish contains around 35g of protein, 24g of fat, and a total of 603 calories. This recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires capers, basil, olive oil, and tomato paste. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 35 minutes. Users who liked this recipe also liked Pirate Cake, Pirate Marinade, and Pirate's Grog.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but still firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserve about 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta.
Place the pasta and 1/2 cup cheese in a large bowl and toss until coated.
In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the mushrooms, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms begin to brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the olives, tomato paste, capers, red pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the tuna. Using a wooden spoon, break up the tuna into 1-inch pieces.
Add the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
Remove the garlic and discard.
Pour the tuna mixture over the pasta.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the basil, and toss until coated, using the reserved cooking liquid to loosen the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.