St. Jude Mediterranean

St. Jude Mediterranean canned tuna is sold at DeLaurenti, operating  in Pike Street Market since 1946.  DeLauranti’s also offers food and wine lovers the very best selection of hard-to-find specialty ingredients, including cheeses, meats and wines from the Northwest and around the world.

And of course, the store sells a wide variety of olive oils. 

Matt Snyder, the general manager and co-owner,  is working with Joe to evaluate olive oils in our quest to provide the best canned albacore in olive oil for our customers.   Stay tuned.

Here’s a recipe from  DeLauranti – and Matt recommends using St. Jude Albacore Mediterranean…

Fregola Pasta with St. Jude Tuna
48oz Fregula Sarda Pasta (traditional Sardinian)
8oz St Jude Mediterranean tuna
10 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
6 leaves fresh basil, julienned
1 tsp fresh oregano
2 Tbsp capers
1 large shallot, minced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (the good stuff!)
Salt to taste

This is a great recipe and you’ll find a version on the package of pasta itself. I left out bottarga (salted, pressed tuna roe) because I think it’s too salty for the dish but, of course, we sell bottarga and you’re free to pile it on!

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Make sure you have plenty of water because this pasta takes nearly 20 minutes to cook.

Note, I love capers so I crank them up in this recipe. If you use salted capers, rinse well before adding

Mix all of the other ingredients in a bowl and let rest, at room temp, until the pasta is cooked al dente. Strain the pasta and mix it all up. That’s it!

Serving Suggestions: PLEASE drink a crisp Verdicchio with this , like the Marchetti. The recipe serves four.
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