Easy Tuna Mornay (Cuisine Companion Cooking)

July 1, 2015 · 1 comment

Since being gifted my Cuisine Companion a few months back, I’ve been on a mission to convert simple easy family meals into Cuisine Companion recipes.  Because what I really need from this little machine is less time and effort in the kitchen.   Can I hear an amen to that!

Tuna mornay is not the flashest of meals, but it is one that is easy to turn to when  time is limited and the pressure is on to get tea on the table.  I’ve played around with this a few times now and I’m finally happy to add it to my growing collection of easy Cuisine Companion recipes. 

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If you just want to print out the recipe and avoid my pretty pictures and explanation, head on down to the bottom of this post.   But for those of you who like a little more explanation and some visuals – read on. 

What You’ll Need

Tin of tuna (425g)
Flour (50g)
Milk (500mls)
Butter (50g) 
Grated cheese (50g)
Onion 
Garlic (2 cloves)

What you’ll need to do

Insert Ultra blade into the Cuisine Companion (CC).  Add a quartered onion and two quartered cloves of garlic and  process them for 10 seconds on speed 12.  Scrape down sides.  Check to see if you are happy with how small the pieces are and process for a further 20 if you think it’s necessary. 

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Add the oil to the bowl and cook on Slow Cook 1 for 5 minutes. (130 degrees).

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Swap over to the whisking blade and  add the milk and flour into the bowl.   Process this  at speed 6 for 1 minute without any heat.   This will mix the flour and milk and remove even the slightest hint of lumps from the sauce.  Yay for that!

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Add the butter into the bowl and process this at speed 4 for 8 minutes at 90 deg.   When it finishes you will have a perfect white (bechamel) sauce.
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Once the sauce is finished swap to the stirring blade.  Add in your tin of tuna and the grated cheese.  Work on Slow Cook 3 (20 minutes/90deg.)    When there is only 4-5 minute remaining you can peas, corn or other easy cook veggies if you’d like to. 

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Enjoy with rice and veggies or however you like your Mornay.  Lately, I’ve been serving ours up the stir-fried or steamed veggies rather than rice – just to mix things up a bit.   Either way it’s delicious. 

I think you’ll agreed that was a pretty easy way to get a very high-quality Mornay on the table.  I was reminded just how much time CC does actually save me this week when I inadvertently lost (read threw in the rubbish bin)  the rubber ring that seals CC’s stirring shaft.  It was back to standing at the stove and actually cooking for me. While it probably only took ten or fifteen extra minutes to cook in the old-fashioned way, what I really missed was being able to do other things (like write a blog post) while CC does all of the stirring and chopping work.  Thank goodness there is a new rubber ring on its way to our house at this very moment.  

I hope you enjoy this easy tuna mornay recipe.  Please come back and let me know how it works for you. 

Tuna Mornay Cuisine Companion Cooking Caz Filmer Writes

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Disclosure.  My Cuisine Companion was gifted to me and I have agreed to post recipes for your enjoyment in return. 

 

Easy Tuna Mornay for the Cuisine Companion Recipes
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Ingredients
  1. Tin of tuna (425g)
  2. Flour (50g)
  3. Milk (500mls)
  4. butter (50g)
  5. Grated cheese (50g)
  6. Oil (20g)
  7. Onion
  8. Garlic (2 cloves)
Instructions
  1. Insert Ultra blade into the machine. Add quartered onion and quartered garlic cloves. Process for 10 seconds on speed 12. Scrape down sides.
  2. Add oil and cook on Slow Cook 1 for 5 minutes. (130 degrees)
  3. Swap to the whisking blade. Add milk and flour. Work at speed 6 for 1 minute.
  4. Add butter and work at speed 4 for 8 minutes at 90 deg.
  5. Once finished swap to the stirring blade. Add the tin of tuna and grated cheese. Work on Slow Cook 3 (20 minutes/90deg.)
  6. Enjoy with rice and veggies or however you like your mornay
Notes
  1. This recipe can easily be doubled - which I do regularly.
Adapted from Caz Filmer
Adapted from Caz Filmer
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1 Shelly Mumdoha July 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I hear you. While it isn’t one of my favourites recipes to eat it is a quick easy tea when time is tight. Thanks for the conversation. Will give it ago this weekend.

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