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13 Responses to “P&Q’S: TUNA CONFIT”

  1. Diane August 1, 2014 at 4:53 PM #

    I made the Tuna Confit tonight. I cook a lot of fish and I would not cook it with plastic wrap. Just put parchment paper over the fish and any kind of foil over it to seal the pan. Enjoy the tuna. It is really delicious.

  2. Cher August 2, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    I just put mine in the refrigerator to marinade.

    I used a smaller pan than a 9×13 – my heart was having palpitations about the amount of olive oil I would need to cover the tuna in a larger pan (only because I don’t like to waste olive oil). I am still having anxiety about the cup and a half I did use :-)

    It looks like this one is going to be delicious.

  3. rosa August 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM #

    I used plastic wrap which was labeled “Microwave Safe” and it worked like a charm.

  4. Cher August 3, 2014 at 9:06 PM #

    I ended up placing a piece of parchment directly on the fish and then covered the whole thing with non-stick aluminum foil.
    This was a huge hit with my eaters!

    • Create Amazing Meals August 5, 2014 at 12:37 AM #

      Cher, what did you serve it with? The photo in the book looks like rice or mashed potatoes but I didn’t see a suggestion. We’re thinking of serving it over black rice – what do you think?

      • Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) August 5, 2014 at 1:19 AM #

        I served this with crispy pan-fried potatoes and a ratatouille…

      • Cher August 5, 2014 at 6:14 AM #

        I served it as part of a larger meal – with a salad and some grilled food (chicken, vegetables, etc).

        I think this would be great as part of a grain salad (cooked barley, etc with the tuna, salsa and tapenade on top).

  5. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) August 4, 2014 at 10:46 AM #

    I don’t have my book with me but I am using the recipe I found on Washington Post and it says:

    “Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

    Remove the plastic wrap from the tuna dish and mix the liquid and seasonings. Put the pan on the baking sheet, cover the tuna with a sheet of parchment paper and put a pot lid over it to keep the parchment in place. Bake for 1 hour; the tuna should be firm, and possibly rosy in the center. Transfer to the stovetop to cool.”

    So not sure what you are all talking about but I am guessing that weird thing where there will be plastic wrap in the oven? ;)

    My tuna-eaters here in the south of France are happy about the possibility of tonight’s dinner :)

  6. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) August 5, 2014 at 1:19 AM #

    So I made this last night and it was definitely NOT “possibly rosy” – it was white all the way through. Anyone else? It makes sense that it will not be rosy since it’s basically been cooking in the oil/ lemon juice etc… for 1-2 days. Apparently it was “ok” nothing special and possibly not worth the effort of the 1-2 day prep and long cook time.

  7. anderlani1 August 6, 2014 at 5:28 AM #

    I don’t have preserved lemons, have no access to them, and obviously don’t have time to make them by friday. How do you suggest I try and make up for their absence? I know they have a very specific flavor that simply using lemon zest and juice won’t make up for. Ideas?

    I’ve been a blogging spaz. I have actually been cooking along for the past few weeks. I just haven’t posted about it. I’ll try to get a round-up done today. :-)

  8. Cher August 6, 2014 at 11:58 AM #

    Google “Quick Preserved Lemons” – There is a Mark Bittman version that is ready in three hours and an Ina version that is ready in about the same time.

  9. anderlani1 August 7, 2014 at 9:08 AM #

    Nice! I didn’t know you could do them “quick.”

  10. EmilyC August 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM #

    It was delish! I did not have to worry about the plastic wrap etc as I ‘baked’ the tuna in a thermal pot!

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