Friday, January 28, 2011

Tuna mousse sandwich

That's what was for dinner last night. I needed something cheap and quick for dinner and this is as easy as it gets...

The tuna mousse can be made the night before you need it and all you have to do then is chop the salad and vegetables you need... Anyway here's my recipe for an absolutely delicious tuna mousse:

Tuna Mousse

For four people you'll need:

2 cans of tuna (drained from the water)
3 gelatine leaves
300 ml cremefraiche (sour cream)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I've also had success substituting with paprika and chili powder)
1½ teaspoon salt

Drain the tuna in a sieve put it into a bowl and break it into small flakes.
Put the gelatine leaves in cold water for about 5 minutes.
Add the cremefraiche, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and salt in the bowl with the tuna and mix it together.
Pour the water from the gelatine leaves and squeeze them free of most of the water, put them back into the bowl and melt them in the microwave oven for 10 seconds or over a pot of boiling water. Put a spoonful of the tuna mix into the bowl with the gelatine and mix it to cool the gelatine. When it's cooled add the gelatine/tuna mix into the rest of the tuna mix and stir until it's all mixed together. Season to taste, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge for at least five hours.
For the sandwiches you'll need:
Bread (whole wheat grain or whatever kind you like)
Butter (my husband loves butter underneath everything)
Lettuce (chopped finely)
Cucumber, sliced
Tomato (sliced)
Onion (optional - we never use it)

Toast the bred and butter it. Spread put a layer of tuna mousse and top it off with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onion. Finish with a slice of bread and there you have a quick and easy tuna mousse sandwich.

Bon appetit...


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