Tuna with puree in the oven

Tuna with puree in the oven on a baking dish

In our website we have several recipes with tuna, always delicious and very simple to prepare. This recipe with tuna goes to the oven with puree brushed with egg yolk. Bon appetit!!!

Tuna with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal

Category: Fish, Recipes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time:10 m
Cook Time:1:20 h
Total Time:1:30 h
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Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the puree:

  • 1.2 kg (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 400 ml (1 3/4 cups) milk
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. For the puree:
    Peel, wash the potatoes, place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook the potatoes for about 20 to 25 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, remove the pan from heat, drain them and mash with a potato masher. Season with margarine, nutmeg, pepper, lemon juice and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon and place back on the stove over low heat. When starts bubbling, turn off the heat..
  2. Drain the tuna and shred it with a fork. Place the olive oil and the chopped onion in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn golden, stirring occasionally. Add the tuna and season with a little pepper. Stir and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  4. In a baking dish, place a layer of puree, on top, a layer of tunaTuna with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal and finally, another layer of puree. Brush with beaten egg yolkTuna with puree in the oven | Food From Portugal and bake until golden, about 35 minutes.
  5. Turn off the oven and serve.
Tuna with puree in the oven
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories 577
Total Fat 25.5 g(33%)
Saturated Fat 5.5 g(28%)
Cholesterol 88 mg(29%)
Sodium 189 mg(8%)
Total Carbohydrate 55.5 g(20%)
Protein 33 g

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