Today I thought I'd share one of the staple recipes from my childhood. This mousse is super easy to make, freezes great and can be eaten with anything: carrots, celery sticks, bread, grissini and so on. If you're not a fan of raw eggs this dish isn't for you.
5 slices of pre-sliced bread
½ a cup of milk
250g canned tuna
2 egg yolks
1. Remove the crusts from the pre-sliced bread and place the bread in a bowl with the milk. Turn the bread a couple of times, to ensure that it has absorbed as much milk as possible. Squeeze as much milk as you can out of each slice and place them in a bowl.
2. Drain the oil from the canned tuna and place it in the bowl with the bread.
3. Add the two egg yolks and butter, which you've cut into chunks.
4. Blend everything together until you've achieved a smooth paste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Place in a bowl and in the fridge, eat after a couple of hours.
P.S. you can also eat it straight away, but it tastes better once it has rested in the fridge for a bit.
Quarantine is becoming challenging, I must admit. So for today's lunch I wanted to make a veggie dish that would be scrumptious, in the hopes of improving my mood (it did!). I turned to Ottolenghi's cookbook for some inspiration and found this great, DELICIOUS, recipe. #iomifermo
2 large fennels, washed and cut into slices 1.5 cm thick
a handful of cherry tomatoes
200ml single cream
3 garlic cloves
extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper
1 bunch of thyme
for the crumble:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Place the chopped fennel in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, the crushed garlic cloves and thyme. Toss everything or mix with a spoon to make sure fennel is well coated.
2. Place the fennel in a baking dish and pour in the cream.
3. To make the crumble, place the flour and sugar in a bowl, and rub the butter into the bowl. Mix the butter with the flour and sugar and keep rubbing until you've achieved what looks like a coarse flour. Add the Parmigiano and mix. Drizzle the crumble over the fennel evenly, cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes.
4. Once the 45 mins have passed, remove baking dish from the oven, add the whole cherry tomatoes on top and place back in the oven, uncovered, for another 15 minutes.