This isn’t your typical tuna bake - it’s more like a savoury slice (no pasta in sight!). Top with asparagus then finish with cheese for an irresistible golden top.
PREPARE TUNA BAKE
Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F) fan bake. Line a rectangular metal baking tin (approximately 18cm x 28cm / 7in x 11in) with baking paper.
Melt butter in a small bowl. Finely slice spring onions and flake tuna into small pieces. Crack eggs into a large bowl and lightly whisk. Add milk, mustard, flours, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, butter, onions and tuna to eggs. Whisk until well combined.
Pour mixture into prepared tin. Arrange asparagus spears on top, then sprinkle over the cheese. Bake for 35 minutes, until golden brown and set.
Meanwhile, place a small frying pan over medium heat and add pinenuts. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring, until toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
Roughly chop sundried tomatoes, slice avocado and thinly slice spring onions. Combine in a large salad bowl with lettuce. Whisk together lemon juice, oil and sugar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad, then sprinkle pinenuts on top.
Remove tuna bake from oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Cut into portions and serve with salad and relish.
WINE MATCH: A Sauvignon Blanc.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Replace plain flour with plain gluten-free flour. Make sure your baking powder and relish are gluten-free.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: You can replace butter with 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil. If you don’t have brown rice flour, use all plain flour instead. For this meal, I like to use sundried tomatoes from the chilled section of the supermarket - they don’t tend to have so much oil, so work well in a lighter salad.
OTHER FLAVOUR OPTIONS: If you’re not keen on tuna or asparagus, try diced bacon (150g / 5.3oz) and baby spinach (60g / 2.1oz) instead. Shredded cooked chicken (200g / 7oz) and whole corn kernels (400g / 14oz can, drained) are another good option.
STORING AND REHEATING: Store individual portions in containers in the refrigerator, separate from salad. Tuna bake can be reheated in the microwave or oven (but using the oven crisps up that lovely golden top!). Salad is best when dressed just before serving.
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