Monday, 3 October 2011


Yesterday the weather was so incredibly nice that we decided to stay home and enjoy a lunch with friends outside in the balcony. The menu was based on fish, but the kids usually don't like it very much so... I needed something special for them. And as a starter, I made this quick and easy tuna polpettone that they enjoyed very much (and we too!). This is a good idea for a pic-nic or for a party, if you decorate it nicely. I didn't have much time, but with capers, tomatoes, cucumbers and mayonnaise you can make a work of art!!! Here is the recipe who serves about 4 or 5 people.

2 tins of 160 gr tuna
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 egg

Mince the tuna using the food processor, then add the egg, the Parmesan and the bread crumbs. Mix all together and give it the shape of a small cylinder. Wrap it in cling film fastening the ends and put it in boiling water for 20 minutes. Then take it out and when it's cold put it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. When it is almost time for the guests to arrive, cut it into slices and serve them on a bed of lettuce or rocket. Decorate as you like. Believe me, it is always a success!!!Buon appetito!!!

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