It was a seafood saturday and well i needed to pop up one last dish for the mystery box challenge. So here’s another thing I worked on for Kari’s mystery box challenge; its a real late posting, but better late than never.
Cooking for me is rarely boring; there are times I invite people only so that I may get myself into a spastic cooking monster mode. But someone in our blogging community decided to help spice it up even more.. with a CHALLENGE!
And this little snack is honestly the easiest thing in the world. The tuna paste can be used quite flexibly in whatever you want and however you want. Its great in sandwiches, over rye bread, in a pasta salad or even with just some lettuce or really anything you can think of. I prepared this for the bachelorette I had earlier this year too. If you have made too much of it.. worry not, just toss in into a tupperware, freeze it and when you feel like a tuna sandwich, just pull it out let it thaw and spread it.
Easiest 15 minute Snack recipe with a semi-chunky tuna paste served over crackers.
2 cans Tuna (white tuna is yummy and quite lean)
1 medium Onions
1 large Tomato
4 cloves of Garlic
bunch of Coriander
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
2½ tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Pepper
1½ tablespoon Grape/Apple Vinegar
pinch of Salt
Drain the Tuna cans and empty the contents in a bowl
Cut up the onions and tomatoes roughly into medium sized cubes and add them into the bowl along with the peeled cloves of garlic and the rest of the ingredients.
Blend everything together roughly. Scoop out 2-3 spoons of the chunky mixture and set it aside. Puree the rest to a semi-smooth paste; the paste needs to be relatively thick, but if you need to ease the blender add some olive oil as desired.
Add the pureed mixture with scoops of chunky bits you set aside earlier and mix well. The chunky bits give the tuna paste a nice texture and helps to hold form when placed over anything
Serve a Dollop of the tuna paste over crackers or toasted garlic bread and serve immediately.
From experience I suggest you do not have these pre-made but instead initiate your guests to prep these little bites right before sinking their teethes in them. If you make earlier the crackers tend to soak up the moisture and gets all soggy :( and you don't want that... I learnt the hard way.