Monday, December 3, 2007

Tuna Patties.

I have lived all my life in Mumbai i.e until my marriage. And after having grown up in Mumbai few can escape the rich and tasty Maharashtrian seafood. Actually I remember all the aunties would gear up early morning on wednesdays to get hold of the freshest catch. After surviving the ordeal of finding the best fish in the hustling bustling fish markets, they would come home to prepare their amazing curries. The smell of these curries effusing from each of their kitchens. Heaven!! I am really lucky to have My Mommy because though we are non- maharashtrians she can cook the most amazing authentic maharashtrian food. Lucky to have you mom!!! Okie. But after marriage I was surprised to find that my husband was totally repulsive to fish, not only that he hated the smell of it.Since my survival depends on fish I decided to slowly convert him too. Simply started off by explaining to him the nutrition and blah blah. After a series of arguments and counter-arguments, victory was on my side and he decided to give it a try. And the result today he enjoys Fish more than I do. I am so proud of myself.Today I am sharing this simple and easy Tuna patty recipe.It wont take much time in the kitchen and you can enjoy it with your family in no time.Excellent as a snack too.

1 6 ounce can Tuna drained
1 egg
2 tbsp chopped celery
¼ cup chopped scallions
1 clove chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoons parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the ingredients and chill for about half an hour. Heat the oil in the pan and shape the mixture into patties and fry. Make sure not to turn the patties too early as there’s a high chance of them breaking. Brown well. I served them with some nutty cabbage. Yum ready to eat.

Happy eating!!


Rob said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Congrats on turning your husband into a lover of seafood too - that is a very difficult thing to do (I know, I have tried with several relatives and failed).

I love your blog and your recipes and insights into your life in India are very interesting.

Sanjana said...

Hi Rob, Thank you very much. I am really glad You are enjoying the blog.

Thanks again!!

Tracy said...

I have seen a similiar recipe with salmon, so it will interesting to give it a try with tuna.

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Sanjana said...

Hey Tracy, Salmon sounds good too..must give it a try!!