Tuna in the oven with cream

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 1:25 h
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If you don’t know what to do for lunch or dinner this recipe is perfect for you! Tuna in the oven drizzled with cream and béchamel is a simple recipe to prepare, very tasty and with excellent presentation. Bon appetit!!!

Tuna in the oven with cream | Food From Portugal

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  • 400 grams (14 ounces) canned tuna
  • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 200 ml (1/2 pint (236 ml)) whipping cream
  • Grated cheese (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying the potatoes
  • Salt (to taste)
  • For the béchamel sauce:
  • 200 ml (about 1 cup) milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. For the béchamel sauce:
    2. Place the butter in a saucepan and heat over low heat. When the butter start to melt, add the flour with a little milk and whisk until the flour is dissolved. Gradually add the rest of the milk, increase to medium heat and stir until a homogeneous and creamy mixture, about 10 minutes.

    Step 2

    1. Turn off the heat and season with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix the seasonings in the sauce and let cool. Béchamel sauce recipe.

    Step 3

    1. Wash the potatoes, peel them and cut into cubes. Fry the potatoes in vegetable oil. When the potatoes are fried, put them in a dish with absorbent paper and set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Shred the tuna with a fork. Put the olive oil, the chopped onion and the chopped garlic in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden brown. Add the shredded tuna and season with pepper, parsley and paprika. Stir and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes, mix everything very well and cook for more 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

    1. Combine together the cream and the béchamel sauce. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

    Step 6

    1. Turn off the heat, put the tuna and potatoes mixture on a baking dish and drizzle with the cream mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

    Step 7

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

Tuna in the oven with cream

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 755

Total Fat: 45.5 g(59%)

Saturated Fat: 17.5 g(87%)

Cholesterol: 104 mg(35%)

Sodium: 388 mg(17%)

Total Carbohydrate: 50 g(18%)

Protein: 37.5 g

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