Tuna and Spinach Mornay Pie Covered with Celery Mash

Tuna and Spinach Mornay Pie Covered with Celery Mash

Posted 2016-03-17 by finyfollow

I wanted a vegetable meal and had all the ingredients already in the fridge, and as I love tuna and wanted some vegetables with it, I decided on a tuna and baby spinach mornay pie with a celery and potato mash.

I added lemon juice to the tuna which gave it a distinct, pleasant and rather different taste.

Not too difficult to make, and you could hide extra vegetables in it if required.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 5 servings

425 g tuna in brine, drained
50 g butter
¼ cup plain flour
1 ¾ cups milk
1 medium shallot, sliced thinly
160 g baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp lemon juice

For the celery mash
400 g potatoes, peeled
300 g celery
50 g parsley stalks
2 tbsp milk
20 - 30 g butter
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

For the celery mash
  • Boil the potatoes until they are tender. Drain.

  • Boil the celery and parsley stalks until they are cooked. Drain.

  • Blend the two together - I used a Bamix (stick blender).

  • Add the milk and butter until it is a smooth, thick mixture - do not add all the milk at once in case it becomes too runny.

  • Stir in the parmesan cheese, and then cover it to keep it warm.

  • For the tuna and spinach
  • Melt the 50 g of butter in a large frypan and cook the shallot for about 5 minutes or until it is soft.

  • Add the flour and cook, stirring until it thickens. Slowly add the milk, stirring until it boils and thickens.

  • Remove it from the heat and stir in the baby spinach, broken up tuna, and the lemon juice.

  • Preheat the grill in the oven.

  • Put the tuna mixture into an oiled oven proof dish (I used Corning Ware) -about a 6 cup dish.

  • Top with the mash, add a bit of extra grated cheese and grill until it is lightly browned.

  • Alternatively you could bake it in the oven however not too long or the spinach will give off too much liquid.

  • Serve with a side salad or other vegetables.

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