Having just spent my first day at cookery school and eaten elevenses of freshly baked brown bread (my own!) with jam and coffee, followed by three course lunch of blue cheese and poached pear salad, creamy Parma ham and pistachio tagliatelle, and passionfruit fool with hazelnut biscuits, followed by tastings at the afternoon demo of what we’ll be cooking in the morning (including seabream with pepper eschebeche, and chicken chausseure with celeriac puree), I didn’t feel the need to cook dinner, as such. [See previous posting for details of things I now know after Day One at the Cooking for Life course, or search under 'Dublin Cookery School' category.]
Now, there’s probably people in the world who would leave it at that for a day’s feeding, but I am not one of those people.
Instead tonight’s supper was:
- 1 tin of tuna (not Ortiz sadly, because the only place I know that sells it is the veg shop in the old Dundrum Shopping Centre, and I think the shop might have closed…)
- Shavings of red onion
- Shavings of fennel
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Spoonful of capers
- An enthusiastic shake of Green Tabasco
- A pinch of Maldon sea salt and grinding of black pepper
- A scraping of the end of my squeezy jar of Hellmans mayo
I mixed all this together while toasting some crusty bread, which I rubbed with a little garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and then smeared with the tuna mix and served with a green leaf and tomato salad in balsamic vinaigrette.
The reason I’m telling you this is because: (a) I’m hoping someone might tell me where to buy Ortiz tuna in Dublin town, and (b) it was super tasty and took me minutes, and might give you some ideas, and (c) I haven’t decided yet whether this will be one of those blogs where the author tells the world what they had for their supper.
Feel free to leave a comment about (a) where you buy your Ortiz tuna, (b) what suppers or snacks you make with it, or (c) whether you think this kind of ‘what I ate tonight’ posting is a waste of space or not.
Answers on a postcard to… oh hang on, forget the snail mail, answers on a comment below please. Thanking you kindly.