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Old 02-19-2012, 07:36 PM
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Leftover Cooked Tuna Steaks...ideas?

I got some really nice leftover tuna steaks. They're fully seasoned and cooked. I heated one up (from frozen) and it was...okay. Now I have about six more and I'm wondering what I can do. Maybe a pasta, or something like that calling for flaking the fish? Ideas good!
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:01 PM
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Sounds like a quick casserole-in-waiting to me.

Make a quick white sauce, slice some crimini mushrooms thin* and toss them in there, add flaked tuna, pour over al dente egg noodles in an oiled casserole dish, top with bread crumbs and parmesan, bake at 325 for 25 minutes.

*...or whatever the heck else you want to throw in there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:03 PM
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Salade Nicoise
-a couple hard boiled eggs, quartered
-some tomatoes, chopped
-some green beans, cooked
-some of those small purple olives (pitted)
-a couple boiled potatoes cut into cubes or quarters, depending on size
-Toss everything with mustard vinaigrette (oil. vinegar. salt, pepper, mustard. garlic if you wanna be fancy, shake in small jar to combine) and some dill.
Break or cut tuna into large but bite sized chunks, add to salad. devour!

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:07 PM
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Flake the tuna, mix it up with chopped onion, celery and white sauce thickened with crumbs. Form into croquettes and shallow fry. Serve with tartar sauce.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:29 PM
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I would probably get really fancy and just throw it on top of a salad.

Hm....wonder if it would make some kind of yummy tuna melt...
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:53 AM
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How about a stirfry? That's what I frequently do with leftover bits of protein.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:02 AM
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Salade Nicoise
-a couple hard boiled eggs, quartered
-some tomatoes, chopped
-some green beans, cooked
-some of those small purple olives (pitted)
-a couple boiled potatoes cut into cubes or quarters, depending on size
-Toss everything with mustard vinaigrette (oil. vinegar. salt, pepper, mustard. garlic if you wanna be fancy, shake in small jar to combine) and some dill.
Break or cut tuna into large but bite sized chunks, add to salad. devour!
This!
It's so damn good it should be outlawed.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:48 AM
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It all sounds so much better than reheated tuna! Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:52 AM
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Salade Nicoise is the correct answer. I could eat that shit three times a day and never get tired of it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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Why is it so good? Never having had it, I'm curious...for me, probably the dressing--but there's always the mystery factor of taste combinations....
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:43 PM
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there's always the mystery factor of taste combinations
That's pretty much it. The green beans should be just blanched, still crunchy, the hard-boiled egg adds a nice texture counterpoint.
Ripe tomatoes (if you can find any decent ones in February) provide a fruity aspect to counter the mustard vinaigrette.
The potatoes make it substantial enough to make it a real meal, and adding olives or even capers adds an additional hit of umami.
You can also add some marinated mushrooms of thinly sliced red onion to amp it up even more.

Just look at these images and tell me you're not hungry.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:15 PM
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Ahhh, now I get it. That looks like a little salad bar!
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:22 PM
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Hm....wonder if it would make some kind of yummy tuna melt...
Quite a few places sell ready cooked naan bread. These make great mini pizza bases.

Step the first: Freeze the bread. It stops it overcooking in the oven.

Step the second: prepare the tomatoes. If you have canned toms, use diced. Open the can into a sieve, rinse under cold water, then dump onto a paper towel to dry out a bit. Or use fresh toms.

Step the third: Assembly. Bread then toms, then your tuna (I actually tried raw once, not a great idea), maybe some olives and/or capers, the some shredded cheese.

Step the fourth: Slap that puppy in the oven. 400F for about eight minutes. I put in on a baking sheet, but I also like a soft crust.


Eat.
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