Friday 20 November 2009

Tuna fish Tart

Want a “quick meal”, something nice and at the same time healthy and affordable and of course other than Indian food? Then, this one is for you!! This is one among those foods that I fix for a “light” dinner (depends on how big is your stomach, eeeehh”) whenever we tend to have late (3 PM) heavy lunches especially on the week-ends. Usually it is served for an Entrée, but since it has enough dairy products, protein and vegetables, I think it makes a complete meal by itself. I make it very often with different ingredients, because this recipe can be adapted in so many different ways; like for example, I’ve used shallots, bell peppers and tomatoes here (what I had actually in stock), but feel free to vary the ingredients according to your taste buds, like you may substitute tuna with salmon and bell peppers with spinach, the mozzarella with any other cheese and so on…


Ingredients:

230g short crust pastry
150g tuna fish (cooked)
A tbsp of curry powder
Salt and pepper
5 shallots
4 garlic pods
½ of a red bell pepper, ½ of a green bell pepper, ½ of an yellow bell pepper
2 firm tomatoes
200g mozzarella
2 eggs
200ml fresh cream
100ml milk
A pinch of nutmeg powder
Any herbs fresh or dry (I used a mixture of dry herbs from the Provence)
4 tbsp olive oil


Method:

Crumble the fish and keep it aside.
Chop the shallots and the bell peppers finely and crush the garlic pods.
Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella into round pieces.

Heat the olive oil and stir-fry the shallots, followed b the bell peppers until they ooze out all the moisture. Add the curry powder and fry for half a minute; add the fish and stir fry for a minute and let it cool down.


Place the pastry in a tart pan and flatten it well against the pan. Prick the dough with a fork and add some couscous grains or some breadcrumbs (this prevents the tart to become soft in case the vegetables loose moisture).

Layer the tart with the tuna fish preparation. Arrange the sliced tomatoes on the fish layer, followed by the mozzarella.

In a mixer or in a bowl beat the eggs, milk and cream together along with some salt and pepper and nutmeg powder and pour it over the tart.



Sprinkle some herbs and bake it at 180°C for about 25 to 30 minutes.


Serve it really hot, maybe with a salad :) !!

18 comments:

Suparna said...

hey v,
tempting pics, am sure it would've been heaven on earth kinda taste :)

Priya said...

Wow such a tempting and cheesy tart, looks too delicious!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh My!!!! Looks amazing dea..!!!
Mouthwatering dish..

Tina said...

Tuna is ma all time fav...Looks fabulous and mouthwatering....

Soma Pradhan said...

I wonder how it must be tasting....This looks wonderful and I love Tuna...Indeed a very nice recipe

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Mouthwatering....looks very professional.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

These tuna tarts looks so mouth-watering hon...

Cham said...

Droooling I love the way cheese melted in patch :) Never tasted with tuna but definetly my kind of tarte!

kothiyavunu said...

Omg, am hungry now..Such a delicious tuna tart... am just drooling over thoes beautiful clicks..awesome! U r rocking gal!

Padma said...

Picture looks very tempting....

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Akal
Thanks for sharing ..I don't get crust pastry here. But I am more interested in this great topping. May be I will try it on a toast or a closed grilled sandwich. I may spare the curry powder if you permit.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend

chakhlere said...

lookssss yummy!!! Never tried tuna in such creations. Lovely idea.

Cynthia said...

This is an excellent idea.

Dolly said...

Beautiful Pictures. Looks yummylicious.

Just stumbled upon ur space and absolutely fell in love with ur Tuna Fish Tart... Can't wait to try them..

Do stop by at my blog whenever u get a chance. Would love to see u there...

Dolly @ http://curryandbeyond.blogspot.com

Chitra said...

Lovely pics ...yummy

Lavanya Siva said...

OOOO Akal, i am really feeling hungry now. Looks like pizza. Never tried tuna in this way. What a creativity.

Ally said...

oooh my tuna, i wish i cud try it now! im having my kitchen renovated now....will patiently wait but i will def gonna make.....

Viki's Kitchen said...

A tart with Tuna fish...very innovative da. I can imagine the lovely flavor and taste. Temptation...

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