At first this week's recipe seemed unusual to me. Why would someone want to poach canned tuna? After the first bite I understood. My taste buds danced and my mind wandered to a scene from my favorite movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was like I was Violet Beauregarde with the multi-course piece of gum. With every chew she savored a delicious surprise. The same was true for me while I enjoyed my forkful of this delight. As I continued chewing I could taste every ingredient as if I had taken a bite of each one individually. Yay!
Oil packed canned tuna is mixed with fresh spinach (gently cooked & moisture removed), anchovy fillets, eggs, bread crumbs, a generous amount of parmigiano-reggiano cheese and bread that has been soaked in milk. Next, the mixture is formed into a log and rolled up in a dampened cheese cloth for containment during a little simmer in a white wine and vegetable poaching liquid. Cool, slice, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil & lemon juice, garnish and serve.
©2010 Irene D. Ericson