Tuna in the oven

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h
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Do you like tuna and want to prepare a quick, different and very tasty meal for the friends who came for dinner? Try this tuna recipe in the oven, your friends will love it…

Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal

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  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Oregano (to taste)
  • 200 ml (1/2 pint (236 ml)) whipping cream
  • 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) grated cheese
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 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. Cook the eggs in a saucepan with water. When the eggs are cooked, peel them and set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into round slices and fry in hot oil. When they are fried, place the potatoes in a dish with absorbent paper.

    Step 5

    1. Meanwhile, shred the tuna with a fork and set aside. Place the olive oil, chopped onion, the peeled tomatoes cut into small pieces and the oregano in a saucepan and cook over low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally. Add the tuna and season with pepper. Stir and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

    1. In a bowl, mix with a fork the béchamel, the cream and the nutmeg.

    Step 8

    1. Place on the bottom of a baking dish a layer of potatoes, on top, the tuna mixture
      Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal
      and one more layer of potatoes. Garnish with egg slices, drizzle with the béchamel and cream mixture
      Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal
      and sprinkle with grated cheese.
      Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal
      Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes.

    Step 9

    1. Turn off the oven and serve with salad.

Tuna in the oven

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 795

Total Fat: 48 g(61%)

Saturated Fat: 20.5 g(103%)

Cholesterol: 200 mg(67%)

Sodium: 339 mg(15%)

Total Carbohydrate: 53.5 g(19%)

Protein: 40 g

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Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal

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