Tuna puffs

  • 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.

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  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 1 medium onion
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 600 grams (1 1/3 pounds) frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the béchamel sauce:
  • 150 ml (2/3 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. Shred the tuna with a fork and set aside.

    Step 4

    1. 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. 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 5

    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 6

    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 7

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

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

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

Tuna puffs | Food From Portugal

Tuna puffs

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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