Friday, April 1, 2011

Meatless Fridays: Century Corned Tuna Ala King

Mabuhay!

On my quest for a healthier lifestyle, I want to start eating less meat, or at least abstain from eating it, once a week.

Thank God for Century Tuna dahil di ko kering maggulay-gulayan lagi! 

Welcome to the newest category on my blog: "Meatless Fridays"

Century Corned Tuna Ala King


Ratings (1-5 scale, 5 being the highest):
Level of easiness: 5
Taste: 5
Impress the guest factor: 5

Watchunid:

3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup water
Himalayan Pink Salt, Saturday Salcedo Market
or ancient sea salt, Rustan's grocery

Can I just say, my friends teased me about using Himalayan Pink Salt — very "shala" (soshal) lang daw. Haha! So, that particular ingredient is dedicated to Divine Lee and Charina Sarte! Pink is fashion! Alam n'yo yan! Sorry, Nix walang EVOO today. LOL

1 can Century Corned Tuna, 1 can Century Chili Corned Tuna
Whole wheat slice bread without crusts
1/2 onion, chopped; 1 small pack of frozen peas (thawed); 1 whole carrot, cubed

1 1/2 cups Angel Evaporated Filled Milk

Easy Peasy:

To make the whole wheat toast cups:

Step 1: Using a rolling pin (if you don't own a rolling pin, you can use a glass bottle instead), flatten the whole wheat bread
Step 2: Place the flattened bread  into a muffin pan

 Step 3: Bake the bread in the oven at 375 º for about 15 minutes, or until light brown

 To make the Century Corned Tuna filling:

Step 1: Melt the butter in the pan
Step 2: Add the flour
Tip: Cook the roux (cooking equal parts of butter, flour, and milk. It's usually used as base for making gravy and soup) in low to medium heat to avoid burning it.

Step 3: Slowly add 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk, while continuously mixing the roux
Step 4: Add the 1/2 cup of water
Season with Himalayan Pink Salt
Be careful not to burn it.
Tip: You can add more water if needed or if you want the gravy to have a thinner consistency.
Step 5: Using a whisk, mix the white gravy.
Tip: Do a figure "8" when whisking. This will easily take out the clumps.

Step 6: Add all the veggies to the white gravy and stir
Step 7: Add the cans of Century Corned Tuna (drain the oil), stir till the veggies cook
Tip: Don't overcook the veggies to create a crunchy texture to the dish.

Makes 12 small servings

Plating:

Serve with a smile! :D
Creamy, healthy, goodness! So delicious!

Me: "Try this Corned Tuna Ala King I cooked! It's really good!"
Aryanna: "No."
Me: "Aryanna! Try it!"
Tom: "Don't force her, Jen."
Aryanna: "I only eat plain tuna, mom. You know that."
Tom: "Are those peas in there? I don't like peas."
Me: "Kaloka kayo... I need your opinion guys before I blog about this dish!"
Aryanna: "Fine." *Tastes*
Tom: "Fine." *Tastes*
Me: "So..."
Aryanna: "Is there tuna in here?"
Me: "Yes! Two whole cans!
Tom: "Ooh... It's got a bit of kick!"
Me: "What? Tell me!"
Aryanna: *Beams* "I hate to admit it, but... it's so good... it's so creamy... it's the best, mom!"
Tom: "Hun, did you make more? This made me hungry."
Me: *Jumps for joy* *Beams with pride*
Aryanna: "How did you make the bread cups? They're shhhooo kyoot!"
Tom: "Yeah, the bread cups are cool. How did you make them?"
Me: "You have to read my blog to find out."
Aryanna: "Mom!"
Tom: *With an English twang* "Kalowkah kah!"

This recipe is easy to make and yummy! You can prepare this dish as the main course, snack for both grown-ups and kids, and also serve it as a party treat! Enjoy!


Shoppingero/shoppingera, when was the last time you tried something new?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Must try this recipe! Interesting take on the roux.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely try to make this one. This will be my share in an upcoming get together with some office folks by month's end. I'm excited to try this one!

Anonymous said...

can i use the Century Tuna Light instead of Corned tuna??

Anonymous said...

hi jenni!
i've been a lurker in your blog for a while- multiply days mo pa- and i have to say, you're one of my favorites. love the way you write. sobrang nakakatawa. parang i can imagine you talking :)
anyway, you inspire me. i have 2 kids too. my daughter is 10 years old and my son is almost 3. i thought at first that the huge age gap was going to be a problem but it's actually great. i'm sure aryanna is a great ate to her baby brother.
anyway, will try out this tuna recipe of yours. looks easy enough. i am not a talented cook but i do try from time to time.
keep on blogging!

hannah said...

Finally had the guts to cook one of your recipes, yay! At first i was panicking na coz the roux wont thicken (dont really know how to cook) had to add more butter lng pala hehe equal portioning nga pala. Im alone so no one to eat it with me pero will definitely prep some for my family again. Looking forward to trying out other recipes from this blog! Thanks ms jenni!

ceasar salad said...

omg! thank you so much for sharing this, i made it kanina! nasarapan lahat pati sister ko na sobrang arte! i don't have himalayan salt so i use iodize, then walang wheat bread(im from zamboanga bdw) so i use white bread, pero masarap sya! im loking forward for your next recipe! :) thanks again for sharing :)

LiezlAquino said...

omg! thank you so much for sharing this, i made it kanina! nasarapan lahat pati sister ko na sobrang arte! i don't have himalayan salt so i use iodize, then walang wheat bread(im from zamboanga bdw) so i use white bread, pero masarap sya! im loking forward for your next recipe! :) thanks again for sharing :)

Pajammy said...

hahaha! jen!!! that conversation is so funny :D and you made me hungry na naman! i want to make your corned tuna ala king! it looks so good!

ceemee said...

Looks great! I love Chicken ala King and I will try this, hope Century Tuna Lite is good for this too. My hubby doesn't like peas also.

RONE said...

This is so my type of food. Must try it out. I will probably substitute evaporated milk with condensed cream of mushroom soup. Not a big fan of evap.

jonverdavid said...

Gawd can you be just cooler! I love the recipe, I love the tips, and I love the conversation before this blog post materialized! You're the coolest evar!

Mom-Friday said...

I WANT! I will surely make this one soon!
And maybe add corn kernels and chopped button mushrooms too! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...