Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tomatoes Tonnato

We had this dish tonight with fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes, smothered in a sauce made of tuna fish, capers, and anchovies, among other ingredients. My guess is that no child under the age of, say, 20, would eat it (at least no child I know). Kahuna and I, however, found it to be outstandingly delicious, especially with that lemon zest and slivered basil garnish. This is a keeper.
I got the recipe from an old issue of Parade Magazine, but I found the identical one here. While the recipe called for an entire cup of mayonnaise, I put in just 1/4 cup, and I thought the results were perfect.

As you can see, I still have a few more garden vegetables to use up. We have been eating like kings all summer.



Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

This does look perfect! The colors of the tomatoes and the lemon zest just draw me in!

September 18, 2009 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

what a pretty spread, delicious!

September 18, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Sounds like the flavors in the sauce perfectly compliment the tomatoes, plus it's a really lovely dish!

September 18, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Peabody said...

So vibrant and pretty.

September 19, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Looks gorgeous and GOOD!! And wth garden fresh tomatoes, wow!

September 19, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger { L } said...

Ohhh, actually this looks amazingly good and beautiful. A lot of your recipes on here do. I'm a new follower and look forward to your recipe inspiration. :)

September 19, 2009 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger { L } said...

Oh wow! I just left a comment but I have to lol, I didn't realize you are the author of "Queen of the Castle" book!!! I have that book saved in my amazon shopping mom wants it too. :) A famous person posted on my blog...this is exciting! ;)

September 19, 2009 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

This looks great! My 3 year old may eat it because she is in love with eating tomatoes :)

September 21, 2009 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger sherri said...

I love a colorful beautifully presented dish. This looks gorgeous and sounds delicious.

September 21, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

{L}, it's good to meet you. Thanks for coming by and becoming a follower. And thanks for being excited about Queen of the Castle, too :) It has been such fun, blogging and getting to meet people online.

Libby, that would be amazing if your 3-year-old would eat a dish like this! I am impressed; how did you raise such a good eater?

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by to comment. Have a happy day.

September 22, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

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