Tuna picnic loaf

Ideal for that afternoon picnic or lazy afternoon.
 
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Recipe from: 15 March 2016
Preparation time: 20min + Standing time
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 170
    g
    tin tuna in oil, drained
  • 2
    Tbs
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1
    Tbs
    lemon juice
  • 1
    Tbs
    flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • 20
    cm
    diameter round white country loaf
  • 1
    jar green olive tapenade
  • 200
    g
    mozzarella, sliced
  • 100
    g
    pickled peppers
  • 100
    g
    sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2
    hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Mix the tuna with the olive oil, lemon juice and parsley and season well.

Cut the top off the loaf and cut out the inside, leaving a 1cm perimeter around the edge.

Spread olive tapenade on the base, cover with mozzarella and spread the tuna over that in an even layer. Top the tuna with the peppers and sun-dried tomatoes and then place a layer of boiled egg slices over that.

Replace the lid on the loaf, wrap in greaseproof paper and tie up with string. Place on a baking sheet and place a telephone directory on top of the wrapped loaf. Refrigerate overnight, then cut into wedges and serve.

Words and image: Fairlady

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