Curry Tuna Mornay



Tuna mornay is a great family food staple. It is inexpensive, healthy and quite quick to prepare. It is also the epitome of retro dinners. It screams 1970’s – but is oh so good! This version is the recipe that my Mum has made for years, and it has all the ingredients necessary for a 1970’s classic; curry, eggs and tuna all in the one dish :)

Please don’t let the ingredient combination put you off trying this – the curry flavour is not strong, and it is really tasty. My kids love this meal. Serve with salad or vegetables and dinner is done in a jiffy.

Note: I have purposefully used my retro Corningware to serve this in, and, as you can see, I am not always a tidy cook….I considered photoshopping the food splatters out of the photo but pfft – who has time for that?!

Curry Tuna Mornay
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Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: 6-8
  • 425g tin of tuna, drained
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 60g butter
  • ½ Tbsp curry powder
  • 30g plain flour
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 500g milk
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 hard boiled eggs peeled and roughly chopped (see my post here on how to boil eggs in the Thermomix)
  • 4 slices of dry bread to make breadcrumbs for topping
  • A handful of grated cheese (or a Tbsp of grate parmesan if you prefer)
  • Extra 60g melted butter
  1. Place bread into Tmx bowl and process speed 8, 5-8 seconds to make coarse breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  2. Put onion into bowl and chop speed 6, 5 seconds.
  3. Add butter and soften onion 100 degrees, speed 2, 3 minutes.
  4. Add the curry powder, salt and flour and heat 100 degrees, 1 minute, speed 2.
  5. Add milk and cook at 90 degrees, 7 minutes, reverse speed 3-4.
  6. Meanwhile place drained tuna, sour cream, lemon juice and peeled chopped hard boiled eggs into a large casserole dish. Once the sauce has cooked, pour it over the ingredients in the casserole dish, and stir through gently.
  7. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top of the tuna mixture, drizzle with extra melted butter and grated cheese.
  8. Cook in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden and crunchy and tuna mix is bubbling and hot.



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