Tuna in the kitchen is a very popular fish, most often bought in a can. On its basis you can prepare many delicious and healthy dishes
Tuna comes from the mackerel family, it is a very fast fish, which swims in shoals. It lives in tropical areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It can also be found in the cooler waters of the North Sea and the Barents Sea. There are three species of this fish available on the market, namely, albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna and striped tuna. Canned tuna can be purchased in stores. In the commercial offer one can distinguish between tuna in pieces and in the form of crushed pieces. It can be purchased in different marinades, such as in its own sauce, in water or in oil
What nutritional values does tuna have?
Tuna is a huge source of vitamins A, D, E and Omega-3. The fish also has a significant amount of protein and vitamin PP. These are very valuable ingredients, so it is worth including tuna in your menu. It should be remembered that its meat stores a large amount of mercury, which has a negative impact on the nervous system. Therefore, tuna eaten only in small quantities, e.g. 1 or 2 times a week, will have a positive influence on your body. According to scientific research, eating this fish helps reduce cholesterol levels and also protects us from atherosclerosis.
Pasta with tuna
Pasta with canned tuna is the fastest and easiest dish, and in addition, very good. This dish will certainly appeal to people who do not like to spend much time in the kitchen. Just a few minutes of work, and the end result will taste good to everyone. This is a dish that can be prepared each time with different sauces or pasta. Thanks to this it never gets boring, and each time it is good and varied.
- 1 can of tuna in oil,
- 1 package of spaghetti noodles,
- 1 can of sliced tomatoes, which can be replaced by fresh tomatoes,
- 1 onion,
- olive oil,
- grated parmesan cheese.
The pasta needs to be cooked al dente. At the same time, fry chopped onion in olive oil. Then add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. When they are fried, add the tuna and oregano. Add pasta to the sauce and mix well. Put it on a plate and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
Potato casserole with tuna
A potato and tuna casserole is a perfect dinner idea. It’s tasty, easy to prepare and perfect for a treat for guests
- 800 g potatoes,
- 4 tins of tuna in own sauce,
- 7 eggs,
- 300 g mayonnaise,
- 500 ml of 18% cream,
- 400 g flour,
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder,
- a bunch of dill,
- bunch of parsley,
- 3 medium onions,
- salt and pepper,
- bread crumbs.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add the cream, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, flour and baking powder. Peel the potatoes, grate them on a coarse grater, add salt and set aside. Chop the dill and parsley finely and peel and dice the onion. Pour half of the dough onto a buttered baking tray sprinkled with breadcrumbs or lined with baking paper
Then arrange the ingredients in layers, starting with the potatoes, then the onions, some of the dill and parsley. Put the drained tuna on it, sprinkle it with greens, cover it with potatoes and dough. Bake the casserole thus prepared in an oven preheated to 200° C and bake for about 80 minutes.
Layered tuna salad will be perfect on the Christmas table or when you have guests visiting. It delights not only with its appearance, but also with its taste
- 5 boiled eggs,
- 1 can of corn,
- 1 can of tuna in own sauce,
- 1 onion,
- 200 g grated cheese,
- a small jar of mayonnaise,
- salt and pepper.
Hard boil the eggs, then separate the yolks from the whites. Grate the egg whites with a coarse grater in a glass bowl. Add the chopped tuna and spread it carefully. Spread 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise on it, then sprinkle with corn, parboiled onion and cheese. Spread the rest of the mayonnaise, on which grate the egg yolks and sprinkle with finely chopped chives
Tuna paste is a very tasty addition to sandwiches. It will make your breakfast more varied.
- 1 can of tuna,
- 3 eggs,
- 1 medium onion,
- 2 pickles,
- 3 – 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise,
- salt and pepper.
Hard boil the eggs and then dice them finely. Chop the cucumber and onion finely. Drain the tuna and put it in a bowl, then shred it with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients, mix everything together and season with salt and pepper.