If you think producing a quick delicious fish dish is difficult Princes are out to prove you wrong and to do so they sent me a hamper of their products and asked me to get cooking with them, so I did.
There was the time my sister in law popped over with my niece and nephew and I prepared baguettes with a tuna mayo filling that everyone was happy with plus it took minutes to get ready. I particularly like this idea as I always have a can of tuna or two kicking around in the cupboard and I always have some mayo in the fridge because I am addicted to the stuff.
On this occasion, to keep the kids happy I kept them plain but if you do like to liven up a baguette then this recipe fave of mine is good
Mari’s tuna baguetteMakes 2 1 tin of tuna – in brine is better as less oily 1 tbsp mayonnaise light
2 anchovies chopped finely
1/2 tsp capers 1/4 cucumber diced
black pepper 1 small baguette
Drain the tuna and place in a bowl, add the mayonnaise and all the other ingredients, mix well together.
We tried quite a few different things in the hamper and one of our favourites were the tins of mackerel, there is a delicious Moroccan spice one that is simply perfect to eat on crusty bread like the tomato mackerel fillets shown below
I had a go at various pasta dishes here is a very delicious and simple recipe to try out.
Tuna, courgette and asparagus pasta
Ingredients1 x 160 can Princes Tuna chunks – hold back 2 tbsp olive oil 175g pasta – short pasta works better 1 clove garlic chopped finely 85g asparagus hard stalk removed and then cut in half 1 small courgette sliced diagonally 2 tbsp creme fraiche 2 tbsp chopped parsley and basil 25g parmesan
- Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, drain and set aside. Adding a drop of olive oil to the water whilst cooking will prevent it sticking together once drained.
- Boil the asparagus and courgettes for 3 – 4 minutes, drain and set aside
- Heat the olive oil saved from the tuna tin in a large pan, add the garlic and cook gently for 1 minute. Add the asparagus and courgette and cooked pasta and toss gently.
- Add the creme friache to the pasta, and stir through the chopped herbs.
- Stir through the chunks of tuna, add black pepper and serve
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top
We also made a Tuna in tomato sauce variation which can be seen in the pictures below. The girls loved it. Plus a salmon and vegetable pasta. For plenty more ideas on how to use the Princes products visit their recipe page
Fish are a lean, healthy source of protein. The oily kinds such as salmon, tuna, sardines, contain omega-3 fats which are especially good for healthy hearts and brains.
Disclosure: I was sent a hamper of Princes products for the purpose of this post.