It has been a month in Italy, though it feels like less since I was in Portugal for a week and Amsterdam and Sweden for another.
I know what you are thinking...tuna? Tuna isn't typical Roman cuisine. No, no it isn't. But it is part of my journey and life here in Rome. As much as I would like to live lavishly in Rome with no care on what I spend, that is not the case. I am on budget!
I can indulge from time to time on pasta, pizza, and sweets but going out all the time is not healthy for my wallet or my body. Anddd when I do shop at the market, I tend to buy for 4 (since I am living with my godmother and her family) and make a nice meal for them as a way of thanking them for having me.
Sooo that all comes with not such a cheap price tag. And so tuna has become a really great friend of mine. It's cheap and healthy, allowing me to balance my diet and my budget. Woohooo!
But one can have only so much plain tuna and salad and so I came up with these tuna patties which are full of protein, light, and deliciously filling! Plus, I also put my dill dijon mustard I got from Henri Willig to good use, using it as a "salsa topping."
I know most of you won't have access to this mustard so you can just use regular dijon honey mustard and add some fresh dill. However, after tasting this mustard, I think everyone should plan to go to the Netherlands and go and try (and buy) all the mustard and cheeses from Henri Willig...you won't regret it!
*Makes 9 Tuna Patties* (3 servings)
250g tuna in water
30g bread crumbs
1 cup mashed (boiled) cauliflower
2 cups spinach boiled, drained, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
Salt & pepper to taste