Leek and tuna loaf


Leek and tuna loaf
This loaf is a savoury cake (quite popular in France) made with tinned tuna and leeks that have been lightly cooked with shallot.
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

Keywords for this recipe:LoafSavoury cakeLeeksTuna
For 2 savourys cake, you will need:

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31 min.47 min.1 hour 18 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #1
Heat the oven to 210°C (420°F).

Prepare 2 leeks and 2 shallots.

Then finely chop both of them.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #2
Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan on medium heat.

When hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper and cook for 1 or 2 minutes while stirring.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #3
Add the chopped leek and leave to cook uncovered until the leek is just tender but still slightly crunchy.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #4
In a food processor bowl, put: 500 g flour, 8 eggs, 200 ml olive oil, 20 g baking powder, 60 g butter, pepper and salt. Mix on slow speed until the mixture is smooth.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #5
Add the leek and 400 g tuna in oil to the mixture and mix well.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #6
Pour the mixture into a loaf tin or mould and bake.

Stage 7 - 40 min.
Leek and tuna loaf : Photo of step #7
Leave to cook for about 40 minutes; the top should be golden brown and the middle just cooked, because if it is overcooked, the cake tends to dry out.
Remarks
This loaf can be eaten cold or warm, and sliced then cut into cubes it is perfect to serve with aperitifs.

The varied possibilities of savoury cakes are limited only by your imagination. Use this basic recipe for the mixture, and add anything you like: ham, cheese, bacon, olives, etc.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
6,423 Kcal or 26,892 Kj205 gr417 gr437 gr
321 %79 %39 %66 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
302 Kcal or 1,264 Kj10 gr20 gr21 gr
15 %4 %2 %3 %
Per savoury cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,212 Kcal or 13,448 Kj102 gr208 gr219 gr
161 %39 %20 %33 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 savourys cake : 8.03 €
  • Per savoury cake : 4.02 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Coconut sweetcrust pastry, Spinach and Comté Loaf, Peanut rolls, Almond tuiles, ... All
Tuna in oilTuna in oil: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad, Tuna pasta, Cretan salad, Baker's tuna and mushroom tart, Avocado with Tuna, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Mushroom bourguignon, Quail egg canapés, Chocolate sweetcrust pastry, Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream , ... All
Baking powderBaking powder: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Basque , Breton sablé biscuit dough, Hazelnut and orange cake, Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Moist chocolate cake, ... All
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