Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mini Tuna Melts with Bacon, Aioli, and Gouda in Phyllo Shellls

I came up with this recipe by mentioning to my daughter Gianna that I wanted to create a recipe using tuna. I looked in the fridge to see what I needed to use up before we move to our new house, and I randomly threw these items out there. "That actually sounds good," she said.



The crisp, flaky phyllo shells housed the tender tuna and grated gouda quite well. 

I thought it would be fun to play around with different toppings to make the presentation pretty, so I chose lemon and garlic dipped avocado pieces, chives, and tomatoes. What a fun, tasty new invention!

Ingredients:
  • 15 mini phyllo shells
  • 1 (5 oz.) can of tuna, thoroughly drained
  • 3 tbsp. aioli or Best Foods Organic Garlic Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of grated gouda or other cheese
  • 2 strips of bacon, crisped and chopped (Farmer John is my favorite)
  • Toppings: avocado, tomatoes, chopped chives
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the tuna, aioli, 1/4 cup of the cheese, and the bacon together. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  3. Place about a teaspoonful into each shell. Top with remaining cheese.
  4. Cook 8 minutes, then add toppings and serve.

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