Friday, August 8, 2014

FFWD - Tuna confit




Things are a little fishy again this week for French Friday with Dorie, as our recipe is a Tuna Confit - meant to be served with black olive tapenade and tomato salsa.  I skipped the tapenade and salsa completely.

I was dubious about making this  - I mean fish, in oil, marinading for hours in the fridge?  My fears were foundless - the gorgeous flavours which infused into the fish from preserved lemon, shallots and sun-dried tomatoes made for a beautiful dish, even if, as my photos show, I overcooked the tuna:


I served my tuna confit on a sweet potato mash and with stir fried vegetables:


Magnifique!  To see what the other Doristas thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the FFWD  website.

16 comments:

Mardi Michels said...

Looks good and glad you enjoyed :)

Guru Uru said...

Love this wonderful dish, the stir fry with it makes it even better :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

franklyentertaining said...

If you make this again you should definitely try the salsa, it was pretty amazing!

Diane Balch said...

Everyone was so trusting about the long marinade. I only did mine for 4 hours, but it is good to hear it comes out well longer. Glad you enjoyed it.

aplatefulofhappiness.com said...

I agree. Magnifique! And, I honestly don't think this can really be overcooked once it's initially tender. It just gets more meltingly delicious.

Liz Berg said...

So glad you enjoyed this one, too! A crazy recipe, but a keeper!

Nana said...

This was a big surprise for most. I was sure what to expect, but we loved it.

Emily said...

That aromatic marinate sure worked wonders and I think it is the star of the recipe. Mash and stir fry sure looks good!

Cher Rockwell said...

You keep making me think about sweet potatoes :-)

oneexpatslife.com said...

I went into this one with the same reservations and was so glad that I perservered. It really was delicious. And, though I thought the tomato salsa was tasty, it really wasn't needed for the dish.

Emily said...

Oh la la! Look at you! I've always wanted to confit something.

tricia s. said...

Yup - my family loved this one as well. It was an adventure as I have not prepared fish like this (remotely like this) before but will definitely keep it in mind for the future. And I love the sides you did - they look like very delicious choices !!

Diane Zwang said...

I am glad you enjoyed this one. It seems to be a winner with the group.

Jora said...

Your whole dinner sounds excellent, especially the sweet potato mash. I had the same problem with over-cooking the fish. I think the time in the recipe should be adjusted.

Mary Hirsch said...

Your tuna confit looks good enough to eat. I actually know for sure I overcooked my tuna. The pictures I took were awful - the fish looked gray. I wasn't up to the humiliation of posting. It was delicious, however, and made even better fish tacoes the next night. Your sweet potato mash is a good healthy "bed" for the fish.

Kayte said...

Okay, it looks pretty in the last photo, I will give you that but there is absolutely nothing that can turn my stomach faster than the word "tuna" unless it is the word "liver." This one is yours alone. :-)