Tuna Polenta Cakes

Yellowfin tuna paired with polenta to create a flavorful appetizer

Serves 12 appetizersIngredients: 1 pouch (2.5 oz.) Portofino Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Buy Now 1 box (12 oz.) polenta 1 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup marinara sauce 2 Tbsp. sliced, fresh basilInstructions: Make the polenta according to the package directions. Stir in the shredded cheese until well combined and melted.  Place the olive oil in an 11x9 pan or half-sheet pan and spread out until the pan is covered.  Spoon the hot polenta into the pan, and spread it to the edges. Allow it to cool, and once firm, use a 2-inch-round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to make ~12 polenta rounds.  Place the rounds on a platter. Top them with 1 tsp. of marinara sauce and tuna, and finish them off with some slivered basil. 
Tuna Polenta Cakes Recipe | Portofino

Tuna Polenta Cakes

SERVINGS: 12 appetizers | PREP TIME: 30 minutes | COOK TIME: 10 minutes

Yellowfin tuna paired with polenta to create a flavorful appetizer

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pouch (2.5 oz.) Portofino Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Buy Now
  • 1 box (12 oz.) polenta
  • 1 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced, fresh basil

Directions:

  1. Make the polenta according to the package directions. Stir in the shredded cheese until well combined and melted. 
  2. Place the olive oil in an 11x9 pan or half-sheet pan and spread out until the pan is covered.  Spoon the hot polenta into the pan, and spread it to the edges.
  3. Allow it to cool, and once firm, use a 2-inch-round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to make ~12 polenta rounds. 
  4. Place the rounds on a platter. Top them with 1 tsp. of marinara sauce and tuna, and finish them off with some slivered basil. 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Polenta Cakes

Serving Size: 1 cake (50g)

Nutritional Info: Amount/Serving

Calories160
Total Fat4g5%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol10mg3%
Sodium90mg4%
Total Carbohydrate23g8%
Dietary Fiber2g7%
Sugars0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein6g
Vitamin D0mcg0%
Calcium54mg4%
Iron1mg6%
Potassium51mg2%