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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fresh tuna with vegetables and mashed potatoes

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned here that we watched fishermen bring in their nets and then got to buy fresh fish right there on the beach. 

Well, one of those fish was one small tuna fish and although I forgot to take pictures of the fish itself, I'm going to show you what I did with it.

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I'm a fan of simple and healthy recipes. I don't have time for anything too complicated but whenever possible I try to add vegetables to what I cook, in hopes that some of them actually end on my kids' bellies. 

So, to cook this tuna fish I used only simple and fresh ingredients: tomatoes, onions, half a red pepper, some garlic cloves and a couple of bay leaves. For seasoning, just salt, some provence herbs and olive oil. 

fresh tuna, recipe, food

In theory, with the tomatoes, the olive oil and the fresh fish you should have enough liquid in your pan, but if you find it too dry, add half a cup of water (white wine works well too).

fresh tuna, recipe, food

I put everything in a large pan and let it boil for about ten minutes and then simmer for another 20-25 minutes, until most liquid had evaporated.  

fresh tuna, recipe, food

I served it with mashed potatoes and a simple lettuce salad. It was a success and ever since I've been thinking what other fish would work well cooked this way too. When I find another perfect match, I'll be sure to let you know!

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  1. Looks fairly simple and versatile dish. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party

  2. I have to admit...I've never cooked fresh tuna! Might try now! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned! Hope you come back tomorrow!!

    1. Thank you Elaine! You need to try fresh tuna, it's totally different from canned!


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