Tuna, Artichoke and Noodle CasserolePosted by in Food
Mr. MarthaAndMe is a major fan of tuna noodle casserole, so I decided to give this a whirl from page 130 of January Living.
This is totally different from the way I make this dish. You food process onion, anchovies, capers, and artichoke hearts. Then you add in parmesan cheese, tuna water, oil and pepper. You mix this with your tuna (I had some tuna filets leftover that I used instead of canned tuna) and elbows. Put it in a dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs and a little oil on top and bake for about 40 min.
This was pretty simple to whip up. As for the taste, I did not like it at all, but I do not like anchovies. It tasted very, very fishy in the way anchovies do and did not taste much like tuna at all. I also did not taste the artichokes. It smelled very fishy too. Mr. MarthaAndMe liked it (good thing, since he’ll be eating it for lunch all week now!). The kids would not touch it. I don’t think I’ll make this again.
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Its great that you are following the receipes to a tea, but if you don’t like anchovies, I really don’t see why you put them in. I follow most of what Martha says in her recipes, but if I don’t like something (say currants) I will change it for something else.
Am planning on doing the chicken caserole this weekend and using your tips of adding more seasoning.
There are lots of foods I don’t like by themselves, but which I find taste good in combination with other things. I don’t like anchovies, but I love Caesar salad, for example. Part of what I am doing is trying to be open to new things and new flavors. This one didn’t work for me, but that doesn’t put me off continuing to try.
Wow, you have such a positive and open attitude to try new things. I like that about you! In contrast, I don’t like anchovies and even if I liked them on pizza, I’d play it safe and make it without! But you make a good point, sometimes you might not think you will like it, but until you try how do you know.
I made this recipe on Sunday night. The first night fresh out of the oven, it tasted OK. But I have been taking the leftovers with me for lunch this week and it is really tasty reheated in the microwave. It is as you described pretty fishy. But I do like anchovies.