Tomato Basil Pasta with Tuna

Created by Jenn's Food Journey

10oz ziti pasta
2 Tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 - 2 cups chopped tomatoes
3 Tablespoons red wine
1 5oz can albacore tuna, drained
10-12 fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

In a deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium low heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the wine and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.

Add the tuna to the pasta and toss. Pour the tomato mixture over and toss to coat, adding a little more oil if the pasta is too dry. Tear or roughly chop the basil (you do not want to do this until just when you are ready to add it to the dish - it will discolor because of bruising when it's been cut or heated up) and toss into the pasta. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!