Saturday, January 16, 2010

A recipe today

As Previously mentioned, I think, I like to cook. For those foodies out there who also like to cook, I thought I'd do an occasional post with a recipe in it for everyone to pass on, enjoy, etc.

Tuna Fish Cakes

Serves 3-4

3-4 medium potatoes peeled, boiled and mashed
2 tins of drained tuna - preferably in oil but brine/spring water will do
1 medium onion
1 red or yellow pepper
black pepper
salt
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp turmeric
basil
1 egg

Finely chop and saute you onion with black pepper, turmeric and basil. As the onion clarifies, add chopped red/yellow peppers. Allow to soften but not to caramelise. Allow to cook slightly, then add to the already cooled mashed potatoes. Add more black pepper if you like a sharp flavour. Add the drained tuna and mix thoroughly. Add an egg to bind and shape into burger style rounds. Place in the middle of a preheated oven at around gas mark 5, 450F/225c for about 35 mins until the top is golden brown.

Serve with a green or mixed salad.

If the tuna is in oil drain this into the frying pan and use instead of fresh oil to saute the vegetables. This will give the fish cakes a deeper and stronger flavour, and will retain some of the vitamins that have leeched from the tuna.

Let me know what you think. Have fun!

5 comments:

Cat said...

I love tuna, this is a wonderful recipe and I've got to give it a try!! Thanks so much for sharing!

The fearless threader said...

I like to share stuff! Hope you enjoy these as much as we do. Such an easy meal to make and incredibly nutritious. I'm going to make recipes a regular feature of my blog and will share any new ideas and experiments I have tried.

Ekaterina said...

Thanks Sam! I find it a really great idea that you share some recipies! I love cooking as well as Sean, and he is an addict of tuna, - will pass this recipe to him:)
by the way, what's happening with my bag? lol

The fearless threader said...

Hi, Katia, it's in progress but I have deadline looming and need to get that work finished. Will have it for you by the end of next week as I've got a lot of things to finish for orders and commisions before the next project starts. Sorry for the delay. I hope Sean enjoys the tuna fishcakes, they are a big favourite in our house.

Ekaterina said...

Hi Sam,
no problem about the bag! I just wanted to make sure that you remembered, - otherwise, I've aleady said that you shouldn't feel pressured!
Haven't tried tuna steaks yet, but will soon!