Monday, June 29, 2009

Krazy in the Kitchen: Tuna Recipes!!

Is anyone else drowning in Tuna? I took advantage of the Tuna at Albertsons (more on how I did it, later this week) and now have a year supply for my family. It's not an impressive year supply, as there are only 4 of us, and we are not big Tuna eaters... But my goal is to find some recipes that even my Tuna Hatin' Husband will eat! This Casserole will be my first try:

Tuna Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix noodles, onion, 1 cup cheese, peas, tuna, soup and mushrooms. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and top with potato chip crumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is bubbly.
TUNA MELT

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices seedless rye bread
  • 8 slices ripe tomato
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • paprika, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven broiler.
  2. In a bowl, mix the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, parsley, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the rye bread slices on a baking sheet, and broil 1 minute in the preheated oven, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and spread with the tuna salad. Place 1 cheese slice over the tuna salad on each piece of bread, layer with a tomato slice, and top with remaining cheese slices.
  4. Return layered bread to the preheated oven, and broil 3 to 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

And Joanie had this to add:
If you’re having your in-laws over and you’re trying to impress your “the woman you’ll never live up to” mother-in-law, you should probably go with something like Seared Ahi Tuna on a bed of mixed greens with Wasabi Vinigarette.
If it’s 5:30 and you’ve got to be to a meeting at 7:00 and you’ve got mouths to feed. This is one of my quickest tried and true recipes. It’s a crowd pleaser at my house full of too-good-for tuna snobs:


CREAMED TUNA ON BISCUITS

Sauce
In a saucepan melt 4 T butter. Whisk in 6 T flour and ¾ t salt until smooth. Add 3 c milk. Stir and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and bubbles. Add one pouch of tuna.

Buttermilk Biscuits {homemade- but still quick and easy!}
2 C. Flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp soda
5 T shortening
1 C. Buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening, add buttermilk. Use cookie cutter or an upside down table glass to cut into biscuits. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Yield: 12 biscuits.


8 comments:

megan... said...

We like an easy casserole recipe, that changes it up a little, because it is tomato based.

2 cans tomato soup
2 cups cooked rice
2 cans of tuna
Mix it all together and top it with Cheddar cheese.

It is really easy and we like it a lot.
(we also mix it up with brown rice and add spinach to make it a little healthier)

Anna said...

Tuna Helper is on sale this week at Alby's for $1. Print the coupon on coupons.com for .80/3 and double it and they end up being around .37 each.

Snigger Fam said...

There is a great tuna recipe here: http://laylita.com/recipes/2009/05/15/tuna-and-tomato-pastas.

Sara said...

Wish there was tuna left at my Albies-- this BNP is mucho very sad.
AH HA! Found a happy moment- FREE Roman Meal Bread, 1$ Huggies Wipes, and .69 Rhodes warm n' serve rolls. This Mommy of 4 likee and much more muy importante me likey KCL!

Jo said...

My mom used to make creamed tuna on toast when i was a kid. Oh man that sounds good. Thanks for the good idea!

CheepCheepDates said...

Our Albi's didn't have the tuna coupons. Wish I had a year supply....LUCKY!

Heather Wheeler said...

CheepCheepDates- Albies will have the same promo running this week, so go get your year supply!

The Keevy Family said...

I am going to make the tuna and biscuits tonight. Thanks so much for everything you do here on your blog, I read it every day and you have sooo enriched my life. Thanks a bunch!!!
Jane
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