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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuna and Leek Puffs


First , sorry for being under the radar for a while. Have been working on a project of mine, which I am praying succeeds by next year insha allah and I will be able to share it with you all. 😉
So My mum  discovered puff pastry, and life has made it so much easier for her. So now and then she would buy puff pastry puffs and make some pastries for her dinner. Her dinner usually circulates around the house as she has a habit of making a lot and sending them over to my sisters and I.  Anyway she makes these tuna puffs  with sauteed onions and scotch bonnet peppers . My version had leeks, I think leeks and tuna go well together and of course scotch bonnet, although unlike my mum's version I use less.



Recipe: Tuna And Leek Puffs

1 large Leek, thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 scotch bonnet ( use more if you like more heat), sliced
1 sprig of curry leaves
2 cans tuna, drained
salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 packet puff pastry squares
1 egg beaten

Thaw the puff pastry.

Heat the olive oil  add the  leeks and soften them along with garlic and a tiny pinch of salt.  Once the leeks soften.  Add the tomatoes and scotch bonnet and  let it soften, add a splash of water and cover and cook.

Flake the tuna in and  stir it in. Cook another 3 minutes stirring now and then. Add salt and pepper to taste.  cool.

Lay the puff pastry squares on  a plate or work board and place a tablespoon full off tuna pastry on side of the square . Brush with egg on the sides and fold  the  other half over, pressing the edges with a fork.  Repeat with the rest.  Place on a baking  tray lined with a baking paper or  if you dont have any baking paper , brush a little oil on the tray.


Pop the tray back into the fridge for 20- 30 minutes, To have a crispy puff pastry you need to  chill the pastry before placing in the hot oven.

 Brush the pastries with  egg wash and bake in a preheated oven at 190 degree C till golden , about 15  -20 minutes.



4 comments:

  1. They look totally irresistible! The tuna filling is my favourite :-))

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  2. Those puffs look so tempting and delicious! Good luck on your project.. :)

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  3. Oh yum! I love savoury pastries like this!

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  4. Wow!Would love to taste those perfectly made puffs :)

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