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Tasty Tuna Fish Flan Recipe

Updated on February 8, 2014
5 stars from 1 rating of Tuna Fish Flan
Tuna Fish Flan
Tuna Fish Flan | Source

An easy to make recipe which includes canned tuna fish in a white sauce, topped with cheese and tomatoes, all resting on a shortcrust pastry base. Truly a delicious recipe that even a youngster can make, and a dish that both adults and children love. Very fast to make and can be eaten either hot or cold. Best served with salad. A great way to get your kids to enjoy tuna fish, and you can pretty much guarantee it soon become a firm family favourite for years to come.

This recipe was one of my absolute favourites when growing up (as a very fussy eater). My Mother gave me the recipe as she knew how much I loved it either served hot or cold. It is truly so easy to make and tastes lovely, either with a salad or just as a snack. No need for fresh tuna either as this works best with tuna from cans, (ideally in sunflower oil for the best flavour). I have never outgrown my love of this flan, and I am sure you will feel the same once you try it for yourselves.If you are looking for a fast, tasty, filling and pretty healthy meal, I highly recommend you give this a try.

Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 48 min
Yields: Serves five people

Equipment Required

  • a flan tin or loose bottomed cake tin
  • a small saucepan
  • a wooden spoon
  • a vegetable knife
  • greaseproof paper
  • dried beans or similar cooking weights
  • a fork
  • a pastry brush or piece of kitchen roll

Ingredients

  • 2 x 185g tins Tuna fish in olive oil, drained
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of plain all purpose flour
  • 0.5 pint of milk
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, sliced
  • a handful of cheddar cheese, grated
  • a 10" square of shortcrust pastry, ready made
  • salt and pepper, to taste
The baked pastry base
The baked pastry base | Source
Cheese scattered over the flan
Cheese scattered over the flan | Source
Grilling the cheese on top of the flan
Grilling the cheese on top of the flan | Source
The finished Tuna Fish Flan
The finished Tuna Fish Flan | Source

Method

  1. Add the olive oil to the flan tin and spread all over and around the sides of the tin using the pastry brush or kitchen roll.
  2. Lay the pastry sheet into the tin and press into the base.
  3. Either trim off the surplus pastry or damp edges and fold over evenly.
  4. Prick base all over with a fork.
  5. Cover base with a circle of greaseproof paper to fit
  6. Place dried beans on top of paper to weigh down.
  7. Bake in an oven at 200 degrees Celsius for approx 20 mins until cooked.
  8. Remove from oven and tip beans out and remove greaseproof paper.
  9. Meanwhile melt butter in small saucepan, add flour and gently cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Add milk gradually whilst stirring with whisk or wooden spoon until thickened and just boiling.
  11. Season using salt and pepper.
  12. Drain tuna fish and then add to the pan stirring in until thoroughly mixed.
  13. Pour the tuna mixture into the pastry case.
  14. Slice the tomatoes and spread evenly over the surface.
  15. Sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  16. Grill under a medium grill until golden brown and bubbling on top.
  17. Cool slightly and then slice and serve using a fish slice, (alternatively cool, refrigerate and serve cold).

I really hope you enjoy this quick and tasty recipe. This is a meal I have even given to people who claimed not to like Tuna, yet they agreed this was extraordinarily tasty and something they would eat again. Try this on your own 'Tuna hating' friends and family, and I bet you will find a huge amount of them change their opinion on Tuna (at least in the case of this particular meal).

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