Surprise Tuna Parcels

Surprise Tuna Parcels

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4  tuna steaks
  • 50g/2oz unsalted butter
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 50g/2oz plain flour
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Zest of lemon, finely grated
  • Few drops of pepper sauce
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • 700g/1½ lb frozen puff pastry
  • 1 medium egg, beaten, to glaze

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C.
  2. Flake and marinate tuna in olive oil and season. Leave for approx 1 hour.
  3. Melt butter in pan, fry the onion for 2 to 3 mins until soft, stir in flour.
  4. Pour in the marinade from steaks until sauce has a thick consistency.
  5. Stir in parsley, lemon zest, pepper sauce and seasoning.
  6. Cut and roll four pieces of pastry on a lightly floured surface until a suitable size. Spoon sauce mixture onto half of each rectangle. put the tuna on top. Fold over the pastry to form a parcel. Seal well with the beaten egg, flute the edges and make a hole in the top for steam to escape. Glaze top with egg.
  7. Bake on a lightly greased baking tray in oven for about 25 mins or until well risen and golden.

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