The first time I have ever eaten this dish, I was at a restaurant in Milan with Clint. It was supposed to be a very good restaurant, yet we were not that impressed with it… the only dish worth remembering was this tuna dip that we had as entree. We actually liked it so much that I started experimenting at home until I got it right. I have been making this recipe for years now and we never get tired of it. It is a very simple dip but it is packed with flavours. Enjoy.
Ingredients for 4 persons:
200 gms tuna, tinned and preserved in olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp red chilly, crushed
400 ml diced tinned tomatoes
1/4 glass white wine
1/2 tbsp continental parsley, thinly chopped
1 pinch salt
Dice the clove of garlic and put it in a small pot with the crushed red chilly and the extra virgin olive oil. Fry it for a minute on a very low flame. The garlic does not have to turn brown or it will taste bitter.
Add the diced tomatoes and a pinch of salt, cover it and let it cook on a low flame for 10-15 minutes.
Pour in the white wine and burn off the alcohol by increasing the fire. When the alcohol has evaporated and the sauce has thickened, it is ready. Add the chopped parsley and put the fire off. Let the sauce cool down.
Serve it at room temperature on (or with) toasted bread and decorate with some parsley leaves.
And… Manu’s Menu got another award!!! Thank you so much Elyse from The Cultural Dish for giving me a Stylish Blogger Award!
The last time I was given awards, my friend Jill from Mad About Macarons asked me to say something about myself… so, this time I will oblige and as per tradition, here are 7 things about me you may not know:
1 – There are very few things I do not eat and among them I dislike boiled eggs the most… I just cannot eat them!
2 – The weirdest thing I have ever eaten would have to be reindeer in Lapland and I can assure all of you reading that it was fantastic! Oh well… I have also eaten kangaroo, emu and crocodile (no kidding), but living in Australia these do not sound as exotic as reindeer anymore!
3 – I love languages and I can speak Italian, English, Spanish and a little French.
4 – I have a real passion for travelling and organising holidays. I never travel with “organised tours” as to me the planning, reading and imagining is part of the fun! I already have a few trips planned for the next… decade! 😉
5 – I love listening to music and my favourite artist is Silvio Rodriguez, I just think he is a poet and obviously a great musician.
6 – And as we are talking about poetry, my favourite poet in definitely Pablo Neruda.
7 – The culinary aspect that I miss the most about Italy is the regional cuisine and all the different local ingredients that you cannot find abroad… cured meats, cheeses, veggies… the list is too long… ohhh!
And now, time to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award. This time I have decided to award 10 blogs, the majority of which I have just recently discovered. So here they are:
Beth from Beth Michelle
Carina from Kitchen Groovy
Gourmantine from Gourmantine’s Blog
Medeja from Cranberry Jam
Mely from Mexico in My Kitchen
Mindy from Whiski Business
Nami from Just One Cookbook
Priyanka from Buon Appetito
Shari from Good Food Week
Tony from Pasta & Other Things
Enjoy browsing them dear readers!!! Thank you so much again Elyse from The Cultural Dish!!!
Before finishing this post, I am so happy to say that TasteSpotting published one of the pictures from my Piadina and Crescione – Marco’s Recipe post! Yeahhhh!!!! 🙂 I also wanted to thank Kankana from Sunshine and Smile and Sandra from Sandra’s Easy Cooking for their precious tips… they were really helpful girls! <3