Tune into Tuna 311.
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TUNA CAKES WITH YOGURT SAUCE
Fish cakes are always nice as a light
lunch. Try this version with canned tuna in olive oil.
✔ 3 cans tuna in
olive oil, drained
✔ 3 potatoes, cooked and shredded
✔ 1 onion, chopped and
fried until golden
✔ 2 eggs
✔ 3 Tbsp. bread crumbs
✔ 1⁄2 cup chopped parsley
✔ 1⁄4 cup chopped chives
✔ Salt and pepper
✔ 1 cup flour
✔ Oil for frying
For the sauce:
✔ 2 yogurts, preferably sheep’s
✔ 1 sour cream
✔ 3 cloves garlic,
✔ 4 Tbsp. olive oil
✔ 3⁄4 cup chopped herbs (dill, chives, thyme)
✔ 1 level tsp. sugar
✔ 1 Tbsp. pickled lemon, chopped very fine
Mix all sauce
ingredients well and place in the refrigerator.
Crumble tuna into very
small pieces and mix with potatoes, fried onions, beaten eggs, bread crumbs and
herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a pan. Make round flat
patties, dip in the flour on both sides and fry until golden.
oil and place on a paper towel to absorb extra oil.
Serve when warm and
drizzle sauce around, 2-3 patties for each person.MINI STUFFED EGGPLANTS
Baked small eggplants, stuffed with tuna salad with pickled lemons and hot
chili, served with bitter olives and thick tomato sauce.
✔ 12 mini
✔ 2 cans 5% tuna with herbs
✔ 1 can peeled tomatoes (400 gr. with
✔ 1 medium onion
✔ 3 sprigs thyme, leaves only
✔ 1 Tbsp olive oil
pickled lemon, chopped very finely
✔ 1 red chili, fresh
✔ 1 lemon
✔ 12 cracked
✔ 4 sprigs fresh coriander
Cut eggplants in half lengthwise and place in
a baking dish. Drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle a little salt on the
eggplants and bake at 180º until tender. Cool on a paper
Prepare sauce: chop shallots and sauté the shallots in oil in a
small saucepan until transparent but not brown. Add garlic, cook a few seconds
and add the tomatoes with liquid. Using a wooden spoon, break the tomatoes. Add
thyme and chili and cool.
Place tuna in a bowl, add about 4 Tbsp. of the
tomatoes and the chopped pickled lemon, correct seasoning – adding salt and
pepper to taste and add a little olive oil.
To serve: place a Tbsp. of
tuna salad on each eggplant and decorate with olives and coriander
leaves.Courtesy of Tuna Starkist
TUNA AND NOODLE SALAD LIGHT
✔ 3 cups
✔ 1 tomato, diced
✔ 1⁄3 cup finely chopped red onion
✔ 1⁄3 cup red
✔ 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed
✔ 1 clove
✔ 1 pinch paprika
✔ salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
can tuna in water, drained
Mix the tomato, onion, vinegar, olive oil, garlic,
paprika, and salt and pepper together in a bowl. Cook the pasta in salted water
according to the directions on the package.
Add the cooked
pasta into the tomato mixture, flake the tuna on top. Stir well and serve.