There are a few reasons I like tuna packed in olive oil so much. First, it’s so moist. Second, it’s so flavorful. And finally, it comes in really big chunks--a nice complement to pasta or gnocchi.
Look for jars of the big-chunk tuna at Italian markets, but you can also use cans of tuna packed in oil, available at most markets.
Serve the pasta with a loaf of rustic Italian bread and a bottle of wine.
And for dessert, whip a jar of lemon curd with some whipping cream, then set out a big bowl of red, ripe strawberries for dipping.