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Grilled Tuna Polenta on Spinach and Sauce

Looking for an exquisite and delectable repas for entertaining? Here's one that will impress anyone who enjoys fine dining and amuse-bouche hors d’œuvres.

Serves 
Prep time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Chill Time
2 hours
Time to Table
2 hours 55 min

Ingredients

¼ cup (50mL)
extra virgin oil, halved
1/4
chopped white onions
1
garlic clove, chopped
½ cup (125 mL)
whole shrimp, chopped
1 pinch
paprika
2 cups (500 mL)
milk, 3.25%
1 cup (250 mL)
cream, 35 %
¼ cup (50mL)
unsalted butter, halved
1/2 cup (125 mL)
polenta, instant
2 cans (85 g each)
Clover Leaf Solid Light Tuna - In Pure Olive Oil
¼ cup (50 mL)
parmesan
1 bag (300 g)
baby spinach
To taste
salt, black pepper

Preparation

 

  1. Heat saucepan to medium-high. Add half the olive oil and all of the onion, garlic, shrimp and paprika. Roast for a few minutes. Add milk and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Blend contents of saucepan in a blender along with the rest of the olive oil. Filter through a sieve, seasoned and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil the milk, cream, half the butter and polenta, whisking the mix well.  After a minute, finish cooking the thickening liquid by stirring with a spatula for about 3 minutes.
  4. Off the heat, mix in tuna, Parmesan and season well. Mould in a cookie cutter or an empty tuna can (open on both sides). Make 2. Let polenta-tuna moulds rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  5. Cut each moulded polenta-tuna in half and pan-fried on each side, in a large skillet, for about 2-3 minutes or until brown and slightly crispy.
  6. Place each half over lightly cooked spinach with the milk-shrimp mixture poured around the spinach and serve immediately.

TIP:

  • You can serve polenta as an appetizer or snack, after step 4 either shaped in a mould or as is.

Nutrition

Amount per serving% Daily Value
Calories
840
Fat
67 g
103%
Saturated Fat
30 g
Trans Fat
0.5 g
Saturated + Trans
153%
Cholesterol
220 mg
Sodium
690 mg
29%
Carbohydrate
33 g
11%
Fibre
5 g
20%
Sugar
7 g
Protein
31 g
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
30%
Vitamin D
37%
Calcium
35%
Iron
35%

Claims Per Serving

- High Source of Fibre
- Excellent Source of Protein
- Excellent Source of Vitamin A
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C
- Excellent source of vitamin D
- Excellent Source of Calcium
- Excellent Source of Iron

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