Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spicy Tuna Rolls

It's been a while since I posted anything , frankly was not in the mood for it . The end of the year and the beginning was an emotional roller coaster ride , so many things were happening all around that I was completely lost but now I am back and have to be back because making food and blogging about it is really therapeutic for me .
These rolls are really soft and pillowy to the touch , I got this recipe from Elisabeth from the blog food & thrifts , I make them all the time and decided to give it another twist to it . The basic roll recipe is quite easy and the rolls come out perfect , sweet and soft , so I decided to go with a spicy filling , which seems to work well . It is super easy to make so here goes..................



INGREDIENTS 

for the rolls 

3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
olive oil 2-3 tbsp

for the filling 

2 tins canned tuna fish drained
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1 onion finely chopped
2 tbsp oil
3-4 tbsp or more tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 cup mozzarella
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or goats cheese

1 egg and 3 tbsp water beaten
Melted butter (optional)

METHOD

Mix all the ingredients for the dough and leave it to rise for an hour and a half .
Meanwhile make the filling , in a pan heat the oil and add the tuna and the spices and fry it till the raw smell of the spice disappears .
Add the onions to it and cook it till done . Season it with salt .
After the dough has doubled in size , roll it into a large rectangle .
Spread the ketchup on top and then add sprinkle with the dried spices .
Now add the fried tuna and spread it evenly .
Add the mozzarella and sprinkle the crumbled feta or goats cheese .
Roll it from the longer end like you would roll a swiss roll .
Now cut them into 12 equal pieces .
Arrange them in a baking dish filling side up and leave it to rise for about half hour .
Brush the rolls with the egg wash or butter .
Bake them in a preheated oven for about 25-30 min.
Serve them hot and enjoy .



8 comments:

  1. Shabs--it is nice to see you back with another recipe. These savory rolls sound so good!

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  2. Oh my, this looks so mouthwatering. Perfect recipe for 2012. Happy New Year to you.
    Blessings,
    Kristy

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  3. So good to see you posting!! And any recipe from Elisabeth must be wonderful :)

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  4. Hi Shabs-so nice to see you'r posting again...what a huge surprise~OMG! You made my rolls, and filled it with a yummy tuna, and cheese filling! So clever, and absolutely amazing!
    This would be a full meal for me, just to have one roll, and a side of fresh green salad!
    Thank you for the mention, as well!
    Hope you are all well, and are healing emotionally:DDD
    Hugs,

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  5. YAY! So happy that you're posting again :) I was missing your posts and lovely recipes! Hope you are feeling much better now ~

    The rolls sound and look amazing! Would love some right now :)

    Take care and looking forward to more post from you!

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  6. These really look delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. Thank you everyone and Mary thank you , I am glad you found my blog :D .

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  8. Wow, that looks awesome! It makes me hungry :)

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