Tuna and Crab Spiralen Pasta

Surimi; is a Japanese loan word referring to a food product intended to mimic a lobster, crab, and other shellfish meat. It is typically made from white-fleshed fish, (such as pollock or hake), that has been pulverized to a paste and attains a rubbery texture when cooked. The term is also commonly applied to food products made from lean meat in a similar process.

Surimi is a much-enjoyed food product in many Asian cultures and is available in many shapes, forms, and textures. The most common surimi product in the Western market is crab legs. Such a product is often sold as sea legs and krab in America, or seafood sticks, crab sticks and fish sticks in the UK, or seafood extender in Australia.

Its given that I like (crab) surimi however they are served. The above photo's recipe was supposed to be tuna only but I can't help putting them on top since they are both flavors of the sea, I just thought maybe they might complement well, and was I glad they did. Although I imagined fresh tuna would have been better. =P
It was also a quick dish, good for kids who love to eat but do not have the patience to wait! lol.
A can of prepared spaghetti sauce
A can of tuna
1 tsp olive oil
a clove of garlic, minced
medium onion, diced
a teaspoon of dried basil leaves

preferred pasta, cooked per package directions

1. Open tuna can and drain.

2. Heat olive oil in a small pan and add garlic and onion.

3. Throw in tuna and basil and combine well.

4. Pour spaghetti sauce and leave for a few minutes before turning off stove. Serve over pasta and top with crabsticks.


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