Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mini Tuna Tarts

We were hit by two snowy days last week. When it snow I like stay at home, curl up near the fireplace with a cup of hot Milo and watch TV. I’ve been watching so much TV especially the Food Channel, TLC and Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) until my head nearly go bonkers. So I decided to take a break from TV and bake something. I made these little mini tarts so we can have it for our afternoon tea.

These quick and flavorful tarts are easy to make. If you don’t feel like making the dough from scratch you can always use store bought short crust pastry or puff pastry. As for the filling, no cooking required. Just used canned tuna and a few other ingredients and you have fresh tarts with you tea. These tarts are great for entertaining too.


Short crust pastry – refer to the recipe here


2 cans of 6 oz tuna in water – drain well
1 tomato – roughly chopped
1 red chili – chopped (optional)
2 spring onions – cut small
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp low fat mayo
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp ketchup
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all the filling ingredients together and set it aside.
2. Roll out the dough thinly and cut out into circle using 2” or 2 ½” diameters round cookie cutter. Brush the edge with some egg, fill the center with a tsp of filling and cover the top with another piece of pastry. Seal edge with a fork.

3. Place it in a lined baking pan. With a sharp knife, cut 3 slit on top of the pie. Brush it with egg wash and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Serve warm or at room temperatures.

Note: We are expecting another round of snow this evening until Wednesday. I will take some pictures and post it here.


Shereen said...

How come you are enjoying the tv?I thought you are suppose to be on shoveling snow duty,right?...hahahaha.Pecah rahsia!!!
This is my terror savoury puff that I always make for J's friends..senang and sure all the white kids will eat.No leftover whatsoever...somemore get compliments lagi from those kids...lol.

Jeannie said...

I love the look of these mini tarts. Will warm u up in the cold winter:) if there's no one to cuddle up to:D

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I was thinking of making salmon tartlets but looking at yours, tuna seems pretty good too! Thanks for this! ;)

CaThY said...

Wow, I love your tuna tarts *^_^*

tracieMoo said...

I hope the hot milo and fireplace keeps you warm enough!! The tuna tarts looks very pretty. If I were to face winter, I think I'd just curl in bed and sleep.
You still could make such delicate tarts!!

My Little Space said...

What a simple little snack! What else after this, Gert? More T.V? haha.... Well, where else you can go under this kind of weather anyway. Besides, I don't think you want to leave your sweet warm couch either, right! :o) Hope you're having a lovely day.
Cheers, Kristy

Love2cook Malaysia said...

I simply love this kinda snacks...will finish them off in no time!!! :D

Looks absolutely inviting! :D

ReeseKitchen said...

Mmm...I can almost smell the tarts..haha! I can't remember when was the last time I made my cheese tarts...for the savory ones..not even once. This is a must try recipe..:) Thanks!

Ummi said...

Hi Gert,
Waaaaaaaaa...save for me 5 pieces! An irresistable snack at anytime, anywhere....

Bakericious said...

I like savory tart, tuna is one of the best choice.

lena said...

minis always look cute and lovely ..me being unexposed to snow here would get excited and snapping photos everywhere..and after that, come home and enjoy the tarts.

tinyskillet said...

I like these! They are perfect for a bento box lunch! I just might get my daughter to eat canned tuna! :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a great idea this is and so presentable too.

Anonymous said...

What a great twist- I'll make these instead of Tuna Melts next time.

Kitchen Corner said...

There is no doubt these tuna tartlets must be appetizing! I like to eat this!

JodieMo said...

Great tuna recipe! They are hard to find. :) I hope you warm up soon!

JodieMo said...

Oh yeah! I would love it if you could add your recipe to our Tuna Tuesday link up! Thanks!

Jenn@ChasingFoodDreams said...

gosh.. I just love savory pastries...I m a die hard fan of sardine pastry! Can't wait to try your.

I also missed the snowed up days in US when I was there.... :o(
My sis Janice and me was just talking about your delicious Japanese buns this morning..hehehe

CIA-Cooking In An Apron said...

These look so good. I love the look of these tuna tarts and I'll be making them real soon. Thx

MaryMoh said...

Aha..I'm glad to know you like Milo, too. I'm enjoying a hot cup right now :) Your puffs look very delicious and so easy to make. Would be perfect for a lazy winter day.

Talita said...

I just LOVED this recipe! These tarts looks so cute and sounds delicious! I want to bake them as soon as possible.

ann low said...

I am thinking of making tuna tarts too as I still have a packet of frozen puff pastry sitting in my freezer. Thanks for reminding :)

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, yeap I am on shoveling duty but I will shovel only when the snow stop. Tengah snowing what is the point of shoveling. Buang energy saja. Yea this is great when you have guest over.

Jeannie, thank you.

Bee Bee, you are welcome.

Cathy, thanks.

Tracie, how are you doing? Oh yes, I always have milo in front of the fireplace.

Kristy, yeap when it snow, can't go anywhere. Everywhere is wet and slick and too dangerous to drive.

Love2cook, thanks.

Reese, I always prefer savory tarts than the sweet one.

Ummi, yes. Memang great for afternoon tea.

ICook4Fun said...

Jess, yes it is..easy and quick to make this.

Lena, after living in a snowing country for so many years it is no fun anymore. It is more of a hassle..thick and layers of clothing and not to mention all the shoveling. Why not you come and visit me during winter and can help me to shovel ha ha..

Lyndsey, yes it is. Great for kids lunch box.

LCOM, thanks.

Elephantspeanuts, hope you like this.

Grace, this is great if you have guest around for afternoon tea.

JodieMo, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Jenn, I like sardine too but hubby is not so I have to make do with tuna. I am sure Janice miss having you here with her. Did you try the Japanese buns yet? I am going to post any buns and I am pretty sure you are going to like it too.

CIA, I hope you like this.

Mary, I need my Milo fix everyday ha ha..

Talita, looking forward to see your posting.

Anncoo, yes it will be great with puff pastry too.

Elin said...

Nice,the tarts and the snow ;) I don't mind sitting in front of the tv watching what a foodie would love watching curl up with those delicious savory minis ;) ya,Gertrude pls show us more snow pictures from your place.looking forward to it.

Beachlover said...

I like pastry tart wt tuna too..I can't stock enough tuna..Eliot eat tuna daily.b4 I know it's gone!!.yesterday I just bought 16 cans tuna at BJ's and Shop Rite ..Hmm maybe I can fill up the leftover kari pop pusing dough wt tuna too!!