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Pesto Pasta Recipe with Tuna Fish Cakes for Healthy Eating

This ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐š ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ž with ๐“๐ฎ๐ง๐š ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ is an addictively quick and easy healthy meal! An what I hope is a more frequent event on this channel. Those who follow my YouTube channel - the Cuban Redneck DIY Channel know that most of my recipes are calorie-loaded, and perhaps things that you want to make that one day of the week or even the month when you need to splurge. Not necessarily what you would cook and or make daily. 

This ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ฅ consisting of my Pesto Pasta Recipe with Tuna Cakes is my go-to recipe when I don't feel like cooking and or simply in a hurry. The inspiration for making this Pesto Pasta Recipe with Tuna Cakes as an entire meal instead of focusing on a single dish comes from you, the viewers, and subscribers. I received quite a lengthy message on my website - https://cubanredneck.com from a subscriber that is quite fun of what I have been doing. One thing that put a smile on my face was his comment on the recent Key Lime Pie Recipe - https://youtu.be/1WEyCisaFoU. 

He said he remembers going down to Tavernier in the Florida Keys and having an almost frozen key lime pie with a crunchy crust. You have no idea what it means to me to get messages like this. I know this was a controversial subject on that video, but if you are triggered because I used Maria cookies, all you have to do is use graham cracker instead, and the result will be an ordinary key lime pie! He said that he could no longer indulge in Cuban food as he once did for health reasons, and that struck a chord with me because this has come up in conversation within my inner circle. 

Many of my friends have suggested that people on YouTube are going to think that I am a pig eating Cuban roast pork, Cuban sandwiches, Flan, and other high-calory recipes I have featured on the channel. The reality is that I am pretty serious about my healthy eating, and I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you: this Pesto Pasta Recipe with Tuna Cakes. As mentioned earlier, this video is quite a bit of a deviation from what I have published so far, and I hope it is well accepted. I would love to bring you more of my daily recipes instead of what I cook on weekends. Although this is a two-part course consisting of Pesto Pasta Recipe and Tuna Cakes, which, if you are not familiar with them, are pretty much the same as crab cakes, but with tuna instead, only requires 7 or 8 ingredients. The quality of those ingredients is going to dictate how healthy this recipe is! However, I did not plan this video, so I will use what I have in my pantry. That being regular penne pasta, but it goes without saying that veggie, protein, or whole wheat pasta will make it substantially healthier. The same goes for the tuna cakes. I'll be using regular bread crumbs, but the whole wheat variety is a healthier choice. 

๐Œ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐š ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ฎ๐ง๐š ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ 

Let's start by chopping 6 to 8 garlic cloves. We are going to put these on a skillet with about 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and sesame oil as a great alternative. We are going to cook the garlic for 30-40 secs. Over medium heat, just to kill the edge. Season it with salt and pepper, and then set it aside to cool. Get your pasta water going, and while that comes to a boil. Let's chop about 5-6 sprigs of basil on the mini shopper or food processor. I have heard more than once that doing this on a mortar and pestle yields better results, but to be honest, as long as the basil is fresh, I can't tell the difference. We need enough to make about ยฝ cup. Once you have enough, add the garlic and oil from the skillet, continue mixing until everything is well incorporated. 

Get your pasta going, and while that cooks, let's work on the tuna cakes. I know many people have issues with can tuna and heavy metals but know that you can make this with cod, salmon, trout, shrimp, lobster, crab, and even chicken. In a small mixing bowl, crack and whip an egg, add about 10 oz. of solid tuna, ยผ cup of bread crumbs, and some parsley, onions, cilantro, or spring onions to taste. Mix well and form 3-4 oz. balls that we'll proceed to form into patties. 

Cook those over medium heat with olive oil for 3-4 minutes, preside, or until nice golden crust forms. Once the pasta is ready, drain it and rinse off a little to cool it down a bit. 

After depositing it in a large mix bowl, add the pesto mixture, alone with a ยฝ cup of parmesan cheese, and mix thoroughly. Believe it or not, that is it! On average, this ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐š ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ž with ๐“๐ฎ๐ง๐š ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ quick meal takes me about 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it, and if you would like to have more ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ like this ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐š ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ž with ๐“๐ฎ๐ง๐š ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ, please leave me a comment below, and don't forget to visit the website for the full recipe - https://cubanredneck.com/recipes/ 

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Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5RZKxuAzI