Tunafish pasta with capers

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My husband is not open to any fish other than salmon. He¬†ate this dish without knowing what was in it. When he said he loved it, I told him that it was tunafish ūüôā

This is yet another healthy dish with omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D. And who does not love a wholesome, healthy and delicious dinner?

You need:

500 gr. Tunafish (fresh, but I used canned tuna in olive oil)

I small bottle of capers (kapers, as you see them in the picture, are they “capers” in english) ūüėČ tunfisk-pasta.jpg

8 small sardines (I found these italian sardines, they are lovely)

1 lemon (zest and juice)

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two tomatoes

Fresh red chilli (deseeded, cut in juliennes )

2-3 garliccloves

Salt and pepper (freshlygrounded)

Extra virgin olive oil

This is a simple and inexpensive dish, and I LOVED it.

Take the tuna out of the boxes and make flakes of it in a bowl. Crush the basil to a paste with salt and pepper, mix it well with the zest of one lemon and the juice. Now add 2-3 tbs of EVOO. Use this mixture to marinate the tuna.

In a pan add some EVOO and the sardines, fry them till they melt away. Now add the finely chopper garlic, chillies and the capers. Fry on low heat for 2 minutes, add tomatoes and tunafish. Cook for 5 minutes and put aside. Cook some pasta, then take the tunafish and mix it well with the pasta. Add some chopped coriander.

As you can see, this was easy breasy! The taste is sharp and tangy, the tunafish comes out smooth and lovely!

Bon apetite

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Herbmarinated baked Salmon

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There are two national treasures in Norway, both laying in the sea. Oil and Salmon! Salmon is one of the largest export items of Norway, and no wonder actually. The fish is wonderfully healthy, rich on Omega3 fatty acids and good for your diet!

One would think that since we have fish on our doorstep, the prices on fish would be low. The truth is that good quality, fresh fish is expensive. Some years¬†back Salmon was considered an expansive fish. Nowadays you can buy salmon fillet for around 80,- kr kilo on sale. Which I am very happy for, as my children LOVE fish. (Yes, I know….lots of kids don’t…. so¬†I am lucky).

You need:

  1. 1 kg of good quality fresh Salmon fillet (buy it in a fish-shop or Ultra, Mega or ICa
  2. For marination: 1 dl. of lemon juice, 1 dl. of EVOO, green herbs (e.g. estragon, parsley, dill or whatever you have got) freshly grinded salt and black pepper, and couple of cm of fresh ginger grated.

Marinate your fish for about 20 minutes. The lemon will start “cooking” the fish if you rest it for longer. Mix all the above ingredients and marinate in room temperature. When marinated bake in the oven on 200 degrees for 20 minutes or until the fish is firm to touch.

With the fish I have made a mushroom and onion ragu. Boiled potatoes and Hollandais sauce and some veggies (any kind, these were the one I had in hand).