Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A Tart

Tuna, Leek & Mint Tart
I don`t really follow foody blogs (apart from Sue`s The Quince Tree) although don`t get me wrong...  


I think it might be the temptation thing.  You see there are many ingredients you can`t find here although by way of store cupboard items, slowly things are getting better.  People eat with the seasons here and basically if it isn`t in season you don`t find it or you pay a hefty premium.  So when I find a recipe I can find the ingredients for and tastes delicious, then I have to make it and share it with you.

So the other day I came across Emma`s blog called Frog, Goose and Bear and found a recipe for Pea and Tuna Tart.  I know.  It sounds unlikely. Now I am no big tuna fan but the mixture of ingredients sounded intriguing.  Tuna, mustard and mint?  In a quiche?

So last night with my carniverous husband away, I made my adaptation of this quiche and it was very very good.  Here  is my take on it.

Tuna, Leek & Mint Tart

Shortcrust pastry (I made mine and used 200g flour and 100g butter and a little cold water to bind)
2 sliced and cleaned leeks sauteed in a little butter
1Tub creme fraiche
3 eggs
1/2 cup grated cheese (I used Edam as that is what I had)
1/4 cup chopped mint (mint is easy to find as it is used here for tea)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (the mustard I used was Tarragon Dijon )
1 x 185g can tuna in spring water

1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3, 190 C or 380 F . 
2. Line a tart tin or quiche dish with pastry.
3. Blind bake for 10 minutes.
4. While blind baking the tart, saute the leeks gently in a little butter.
5. Whisk the cream and eggs together in a bowl.
6. Add the cheese, mint, mustard, tuna and stir. 
7. Put the sauteed leeks on the base of the pastry case.
8. Pour the mixture onto the leeks and pop it into the oven  for 30 minutes or until set. 

Serves 6 or 4 greedy

It is so delicious and tastes of summer - the tuna is mild tasting, the mint delicious and the mustard adds a piquancy.  Thanks so much to Emma for the recipe!  Go visit her blog  - there are some great ideas for all sorts including lunch box ideas.

I am entering it in Annemarie`s Summer Fair. I came across it this morning and so took a photo of my lunch. Click on the button below to take you over there.  For a chance to win prizes, you can enter one quilt (it doesn`t have to be a new one) and or one recipe and there is a linky up thing so you can go visit and find new blogs, get inspiration, discover new recipes and gain the odd follower...may be.  Win. Win.

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair

11 comments: said...

I will have to try this. I like tuna and a tart is always yummy!

Doris said...

That sounds really good...I too am a tuna fan, and might have to try both of these versions. Thanks!

Heidi said...

Yum-please pass the tart over here... :)

Little Island Quilting said...
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Little Island Quilting said...

Sorry about that - can't spell! Wanted to say I don't follow food blogs either apart from this one which is hard not to:

Laura said...

Looks yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

sounds and looks utterly delicious!

Anonymous said...

My son went to Marakash and he said that food there is very nice. Your recipe does seem exotic. Thanks for sharing:) This is Munir over here at Focus.

marjorie rose said...

Looks like I'd be one of the 4 greedy :)

Toni said...

Very interesting recipe! I have lots of mint in the garden so I may have to try it. Although I will also have to wait until my husband isn't around!

waggonswest said...

Hmmm... This sounds like something my husband would love.