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.

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10 Comments:

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 say...wow. lol, I didn't realize you are the author of "Queen of the Castle" book!!! I have that book saved in my amazon shopping cart...my 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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