Helping families eat healthier for less

Helping families eat healthier for less

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Nutrition Budgeteer Suggests Adding Tuna to a Broccoli Cheese Souffle


 
Broccoli Tuna Souffle



I received free samples from Bumble Bee Seafoods that are mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Bumble Bee Seafoods and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


I was excited to learn about a recipe contest from Bumble Bee Seafoods. As the Nutrition Budgeteer, I often promote canned tuna as a budget-friendly, healthy choice. I have developed a flyer on 10 ways to enjoy canned tuna that you can access here. Canned tuna provides an excellent source of protein, selenium and niacin and is a good source of vitamins B6 and B10.

Most of us do not eat near enough seafood per week, as recommended by government officials, including FDA and EPA. We should be eating 2 to 3 servings of seafood per week. Even moms and moms-to-be should be eating more seafood. While some women may avoid seafood during pregnancy because of fear of metal contamination, a 2014 report from FDA points out that pregnant women should actually consumer 3 to 4 servings (or 9 ounces) of canned albacore tuna per week to realize the maximum net benefit for her infant’s IQ. Fresh seafood can be costly, so canned seafood is an economical choice.

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health reviewed several randomly controlled trials and prospective studies looking at the danger of consuming seafood and concluded that the benefits of eating seafood far outweighs the cancer risk from chemicals, such as mercury. Click here to link to the Harvard conclusions.  You can also learn more about Bumble Bee Foods’ scientific approach to long-term sustainability of fisheries by clicking here.

Need some other ideas on ways to enjoy canned tuna? Click here to see recipe videos, quick and easy recipes, and other lunch and dinner ideas for using Bumble Bee Food products. You can also visit YouTube to see recipe videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/BumbleBeeFoods


For this recipe contest, I decided to make a tuna broccoli soufflé. Although some people may be afraid to make a soufflé, they actually are fairly simple, as long as you separate the eggs easily and handle them properly. Canned tuna and eggs used in this soufflé are a low cost and tasty choice.  Instead of 6 individual ramekins, I used a soufflé dish that serves 2 and 4 individual ramekins, as you'll see in the photos. The lemon caper sauce accents the soufflé well.


Broccoli Tuna Souffle with Lemon Caper Sauce




Broccoli Tuna Soufflé with Lemon Caper Sauce


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Serves 6


Ingredients:

Soufflé:
2 cups chopped broccoli flowerets
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup cold milk
1 5 –ounce can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water, drained
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
5 eggs, separated
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


Lemon Sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup dry white wine
Zest of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon capers



Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray 6 individual ramekins or a 5-cup soufflé dish with non-stick cooking spray and place on baking sheet.
  3. Microwave broccoli with 1 inch of water in microwave-safe dish, covered, for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes until broccoli is tender-crisp. Rinse broccoli in cold water to stop cooking. Drain broccoli and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and stir until mixture becomes paste-like, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk; bring to a boil and then simmer until thick, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  5. Place milk mixture, tuna, broccoli, garlic, and egg yolks in blender or food processor and process just until smooth. Pour broccoli mixture into a large bowl. Stir in Cheddar cheese; mix well.
  6. Beat egg whites in a clean, large glass or metal bowl using electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  7. Carefully fold the beaten egg whites into the broccoli mixture using a large rubber spatula just until combined; do not over mix.
  8. Fill prepared ramekins or soufflé dish about 3/4 full.
  9.  Bake in preheated oven until edges are golden brown and firm to the touch, about 20 to 25 minutes for ramekins or 25 to 35 minutes for soufflé dish.
  10. While soufflé is baking, make sauce. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add oil, garlic and chicken granules. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 minute. Add wine, lemon zest, and lemon juice and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in capers.
  11. 1Remove soufflé from oven and serve immediately with sauce.

Folding egg whites into broccoli tuna mixture


 
Squeezing lemon for sauce



Adding caper to lemon sauce


4 comments:

  1. Your souffle looks wonderful. I can almost taste the lemon sauce!

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    1. I love lemon caper sauce and it is especially good with this broccoli cheese soufflé.

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  2. I always forget about souffle. But they are so fun - and yummy! Love the sauce!

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    1. Hi, Serena. I don't prepare soufflés often, but I really love 'em. And, they look like you've gone to a lot of work when it really isn't.

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