Tuna puffs

Tuna puffs on a plate

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.

Tuna puffs on a plate

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Category: Appetizers, Recipes
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Servings:: 4
Prep Time:15 m
Cook Time:30 m
Total Time:45 m
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Units: Metric (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  1. For the béchamel sauce:
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. Shred the tuna with a fork and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.Puff pastry cut into squares on wooden board
  6. On top of a square dough, place a tuna layer.Puff pastry squares filled with tuna mixture Put on top another square dough and repeat the same procedure.Puff pastry squares filled with tuna mixture Close with a square dough and brush with beaten egg yolk.Puff pastry squares filled with tuna mixture and brushed with beaten egg yolk Repeat the same procedure for the other puffs.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  8. Put the puffs on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  9. Turn off the oven and serve the puffs with lettuce salad.
Tuna puffs
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
% DAILY VALUE
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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