If you are looking for a great starter dish with a few simple ingredients, you are in the right place. In fact, this fish-shaped tuna and potato mash is an easy recipe that requires no cooking. You can even prepare it a few days in advance as it stays perfectly in the fridge covered with cling film.
This starter is made with mashed potatoes, creamy tuna pate and a blend of Mediterranean spices. The mash is then molded into a fish shape and decorated with fresh cucumber. It’s a stylish and smart dish perfect to serve at a party or on festive occasions. All your guests will be impressed 😆😳!
Find your favorite fish shape and have fun carving the tuna and potato pate. We opted for an elegant Japanese Koi Carp. Then, use vegetables to decorate it and create amazing patterns. Slices of pickles, olives, carrots, cucumber, and potato are all great choices.
As this recipe uses few ingredients, it’s essential you have the right ones. In fact, the choice of tuna is crucial to make a creamy tuna pate. We recommend using canned tuna in extra virgin olive oil as the oil gives a unique and rich flavor to the dish and it helps to make a soft and velvety mash.
Many tuna mousse recipes are prepared with mayonnaise but we wanted to propose a healthier version of this dish so you can enjoy the rest of your meal ❤️. Especially if you are preparing it for the festivities like Christmas!
As there is no mayo, the texture is slightly denser and drier than the original but thanks to extra virgin olive oil you will still get a delicious creamy tuna and potato mash.