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A Twist for Canned Tuna: Baked in Eggs and Cheese

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Baked Tuna in Eggs and Cream Cheese, Topped with Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, and Basil


Last night we were out of ideas of what to have for dinner. Everyone at home was exhausted from work and was too tired to cook. My mom suggested that we would just have some canned goods to top with our rice. I wasn't fond of the idea so I ended up volunteering to cook for dinner and give whatever we have in the kitchen some twist.

I found a can of tuna in the kitchen but it will not be enough if it will be served bare for our family since there are four of us. I decided to search for some ideas and photo-inspiration of what to do with tuna on Pinterest and I came up with this experiment (based on what I gathered from the fridge/kitchen): Baked Tuna in Eggs and Cream Cheese, Topped with Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, and Basil.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 Canned Tuna of Choice. I used Century Tuna, Flakes in Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
50 Grams Cream Cheese. You may use processed cheese as an alternative 
2 Tomatoes, sliced
Seasoning Granules (Optional)
Grated Parmesan Cheese or Processed Cheese
Basil

Instructions:
  1. Drain the canned tuna and set aside the oil
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of the drained oil on a heated pan
  3. Add tuna
  4. Add the eggs
  5. Allow the eggs to cook a little then start mixing until the eggs are evenly distributed with the tuna. You may add some seasoning granules while doing this
  6. Add the cream cheese and mix until evenly distributed
  7. Transfer the tuna mixture on a baking pan and spread evenly
  8. Add the sliced tomatoes on top
  9. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and basil
  10. Cook in the over at 200 degrees for 3-5 minutes.
  11. Serve (best with bread or rice)
  12. Optional: Stir-fry the rice with the remaining oil that was set aside earlier
Made this in ten minutes and it was a successful experiment! My family loved it and it was enough for the four of us. As Asians, rice is our staple food and they love eating it with the fried rice. I had mine with bread and mayonnaise and it was good. Our ordinary canned dinner turned into a gourmet meal! :)

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