Monday, September 2, 2019

Baked Tuna Mushroom Macaroni



This is one perfect dish that I always love to make. Whenever I ran out of idea, this serves as a saviour and it comes out a winner all the time. Since I am working  I needed to make meals that are easy to make and likewise healthy. I love that its creamy yet its light and easy to digest. I remember I started to make this on the first year of our life here in Singapore. It also marked the learning process that I will soon discover and from then on I never stopped. I have great passion on discovering what will be my family's greatest favorite ever..dishes that they will never forget and remind them of our family. Anyway I remember these things while on journey and still I am in my greatest journey ever..the journey of baking, cooking and writing... Sometimes, in the middle of the night I can't get to sleep so my therapy is my kitchen..do something which is worth of my sleep. For this recipe I learned that: a cup of sour cream could also be a 3/4 cup of fresh milk with a tbsp of vinegar.

Do not put oil when you boil water for pasta..just add salt. Do not rinse pasta, just drain the water used for boiling or cooking the pasta.The tendency when you rinse with water,you lost the flour content which makes pasta thick and yummy.Do not put oil cause when you put the sauce,it will not absorb the sauce.pasta will be slippery and will not absorb the creamy taste of your sauce.
Ingredients:
3 cans tuna flakes in water, drained
1 pack 500 grams macaroni
1 medium onion chopped
1 can whole mushroom, sliced
1 can (10 ounce) cream of mushroom soup
2 cans fresh milk ( mushroom can as measuring cup )
1/4 cup flour
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
2 cups mornay sauce to put on top

Mornay Sauce: 
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 cups fresh milk 
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 cup parmesan
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
In a pan, melt butter over medium heat;
Add the flour and stir consistently for about a minute.
Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil.
Add salt and pepper and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in all the cheese. Set aside.

Directions:
Boil macaroni until just cooked, do not overcook because it will be baked.
Now in a bowl, put the cream of mushroom and milk together.
Whisk well until fully combined and no lumps
Divide butter into two, take the first half
Heat a pan, put a little oil and butter, sauté onion until translucent
Add sliced mushrooms and sauté for about 2 minutes. Heat off. Set aside.
Using the same saucepan, put a little oil and put the 2nd half of butter
While the butter is melting, put the flour, whisk or stir well until it seems paste like
Slowly put the creamy mushroom milk mixture. 
Keep on stirring while cooking on low fire. 
Note: mixture should be thick but not so thick and not so thin
Put salt, pepper and sugar. Heat off.
Next, in a big bowl or saucepan, combine cooked macaroni, onion and mushroom mixture, tuna, mushroom soup milk mixture and sour cream.
Stir well until combined and transfer to a baking dish.
Pour the mornay sauce on top, cover loosely with aluminum foil
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 or 180. Remove aluminum foil and sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese melted.

As you can see, its thick and creamy and I know you wont turn your back.. it's a great temptation and its fine..you can indulge and enjoy. I made 2 cups of Mornay sauce and pour all of it on top..I cant describe the thrill..of eating...oh my.. Oh this chunk of goodness might be a mistake cause I'm trying to stay away from dairy but tonight I will give in to the pleasure..yummy creamy cheesy milky with tuna, mushroom and macaroni..its now or never..

How can I ever get this out of my mind.. the recipe that made me famous to my children. ..lol! It's just a chunk of memory and I know it will go a long long way. Lets eat, lets giggle and let's be merry! Have a great week to all.

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8 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it!

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  2. I love tuna noodle casserole and this looks even better! Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

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  3. My mother made a similar dish when I was growing up. A favorite to this day. I want to try your version - it looks just as rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope to see you there tomorrow too!

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  4. What a delicious twist on traditional tuna pasta, Mareliz! Your Tuna Mushroom Macaroni looks delicious and your pasta cooking tips are great too. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link party!

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  5. What a great Tuna casserole with delicious flavors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. My mom used to make this dish, and also a chicken version; I had a smile on my face while reading your delicious recipe!

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