Friday, 16 March 2012

Tuna Mornay

I said I would share recipes I've never made before and in all honesty I've never made this version of tuna mornay before. I've made packet varieties but never from scratch. I found it in the March 2012 issue of Super Food Ideas but it can also be found here.

50g butter, chopped
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 large celery stalk, trimmed, finely chopped
1/4 cup plain flour
2 cups milk
2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese (although I had tasty in the fridge)
425g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked
1 medium bread roll
olive oil cooking spray

I made a very basic salad of baby cos lettuce, cucumber and tomato, to accompany it.

1.  Preheat oven to 180deg C.  Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat for 2 minutes or until melted & foaming.  Add onion and celery.  Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion has softened.  Add flour.  Using a wooden spoon stir to combine.  Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until mixture bubbles.
2.  Remove pan from heat.  Slowly add milk, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly to prevent lumps forming.  Return pan to medium heat.  Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens,  Remove from heat.  Stir in cheese and tuna.
3.  Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish. Break the bread roll up & sprinkle it over the top.  Lightly spray with oil.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.  Serve with side salad.

Mr Creator isn't normally a fan of tuna mornay, but he had a second helping.  The kids all liked it too and it was really a quick, easy meal for the family.  We'll be having this again :)

Bye for now, K

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