This recipe is a little fiddly, but the yield is outstanding especially if you choose to add more tuna, more peas, more spinach, you truly can feed the neighborhood with this single offering...(add salad, add bread rolls, lots of lemon wedges and you could potentially feed the entire suburb!) Be it family food or feed the army food, you will love this recipe and it should show up on frequent menu rotation!
It is perfect to freeze in individual portions, defrost before reheating. Dinner sorted...for at least a week or three.
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- 1 Handful Italian parsley
- 100 g cheddar cubed
- 650-700 g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- 40 g butter
- Pink Salt Flakes to taste BUY
- freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 50 g milk
- 100 g onion
- 20 g Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
- 100 g carrot, diced
- 100 g marscarpone
- 100 g lemon juice, fresh
- 1 tbsp Ancient Roman Mustard Recipe
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 100 g frozen shelled peas
- 1 x 425g tinned tuna, drained
Place parsley into Thermomix bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 6. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Place cheese into Thermomix bowl and mill 3 sec/speed 7. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Place sweet potatoes into simmering basket, insert into Thermomix bowl and pour 1 Litre water over. Place spinach into steamer dish and set into position. Cook 20 min/Varoma/speed 4. Remove steamer, set aside.
Remove and drain sweet potatoes, return them to Thermomix bowl and add butter, seasoning and milk. Mash 10 sec/speed 6. Set aside.
Place onion and EVOO into clean, dry Thermomix bowl and chop 4 sec/speed 4. Add carrot and saute 4 min/Varoma/speed 1.
Add mascarpone, lemon juice, mustard, nutmeg, and combine 5 sec/Reverse/speed soft. Fold in tuna and peas with a spatula.
Preheat oven to 200ºC. Butter a 20cm deep pie dish. Pour tuna mixture into dish, top with wilted spinach, finish with mashed potato and sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until well browned. Serve hot.