I am not overly fond of oily fishes, except for salmon and tuna . . . and although the fresh is best, I always have tins of those fishes in the larder. They come in really handy for casseroles and sandwiches, salads, etc.
Tuna Casserole is something which I have always loved . . . but I have never been overly fond of using too many processed ingredients in making it, like tinned soup, etc. I like to make my own sauce and it's really not that hard to make a sauce from scratch and tastes so much better.
I remember an old Italian woman telling me one time when I was in the grocery store buying tuna that I should only ever buy Albacore tuna. She said the other stuff was garbage. This was a very long time ago as I was a very young wife and mom at the time. Since then I have only ever bought the Albacore. I figure it an old Italian woman thought it was the best then it probably was the best.
I know it does come at a premium price, but I think somethings are worth paying a bit more for them. It also tastes a LOT better than the cheap stuff . . . and like the L'Oreal product commercials say . . . I'm worth it!
This has a delicious creamy sauce, flavoured with cream and cheddar cheeses along with sauteed fresh mushrooms, onions, garlic and green peppers . . . crunch buttery cracker crumbs and cheese on top . . . peas . . . noodles and the tuna.
It's really a nice casserole that we both enjoy. Yes . . . even the so called pasta hater. I like to serve some vegetables or a salad on the side. I hope you will give it a go and that you enjoy it as much as we do!
*Tuna Casserole*Serves 4
2 TBS finely grated Parmesan Cheesecrumbled buttered cracker crumbs
Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*f/ gas mark 5. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain well and then stir the cooked noodles into the sauce. Butter a shallow casserole dish and pour the mixture into it.
Sprinkle with the remainder of the grated cheddar cheese. Scatter the crumbs over top along with the Parmesan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until heated through and golden.