Tuna puffs

2013-12-14
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 45m
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To give a special touch to dinner, we suggest you to prepare a delicious tuna puffs… They have an excellent presentation that will impress anyone and are very easy to prepare. Serve with salad and a good white wine.

Units: Metric / (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 350 grams / (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 1 medium onion
  • 50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) béchamel
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 600 grams / (1 1/3 pounds) frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. Shred the tuna with a fork and set aside.

    Step 2


    1. Put the olive oil, the chopped onion and the chopped garlics in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden. Add the tuna and season with pepper and nutmeg. Stir and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, pour the béchamel, mix in the tuna and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and let cool slightly.

    Step 3


    1. Meanwhile, Put the dough on a table sprinkled with some flour and roll out the pastry with a rolling pin. Cut the dough into 10 centimeters / (4 inches) squares.Tuna puffs | Food From Portugal

    Step 4


    1. On top of a square dough, place a tuna layer.Tuna puffs | Food From Portugal Put on top another square dough and repeat the same procedure.Tuna puffs | Food From Portugal Close with a square dough and brush with beaten egg yolk.Tuna puffs | Food From Portugal Repeat the same procedure for the other puffs.

    Step 5


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

    Step 6


    1. Put the puffs on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

    Step 7


    1. Turn off the oven and serve the puffs with lettuce salad.

Tuna puffs | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 1120
 
Total Fat: 77 g(119%)

 
Saturated Fat: 18 g(90%)
 
Cholesterol: 80 mg(27%)
 
Sodium: 421 mg(18%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 71 g(24%)
 
Protein: 35 g
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