A creamy winter favourite that's worth making any time of year. Tuna mornay is a memorable dish from plenty of childhoods.
1 ½ tablespoons cornflour
1 ½ cups (375ml) low-fat milk
1 cup (120g) grated low-fat tasty cheese
420g can corn kernels, drained
425g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked
1 cup (220g) cooked risoni
1 cup (120g) frozen peas
3 green onions (shallots), finely chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup (15g) fresh breadcrumbs
salad, to serve
kJ 1515, fat 8g, sat fat 4g
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
1. Heat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan. Combine cornflour and 1/4 cup of milk in a jug. Place remaining milk in a saucepan and bring to boil on high heat. Whisk in cornflour mixture and bring to boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring, until sauce thickens.
2. Stir in ¼ cup of cheese, corn, tuna, risoni, peas, green onion and lemon juice. Season with pepper and spoon into a 6-cup ovenproof dish or four 1 1/2-cup ramekins. Sprinkle with combined remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden. Serve with salad.