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Tuna Mousse

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tuna mousse

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The transformation of canned tuna in mousse reminds Cinderella and the ball. How an ugly can of tuna becomes the belle of the ball. Alas, just as Cinderella, the magic ends. When the mousse finishes. No worry, there is a happy ending. Also known as the recipe.

  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Total Time 10 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 200 kcal


  • 200 grams of canned tuna
  • 50 grams of ricotta cheese
  • 50 grams of cream cheese
  • 1 lemon


  1. Drain the canned tuna
  2. Mix the two cheeses in a bowl
  3. Add the juice of half a lemon
  4. Add the zests
  5. Unite the tuna and cheese in a blender
  6. Blend till obtaining a smooth mousse
  7. Serve at room temperature


Tuna mousse is a basic recipe, it can stand on its own legs. There are some interesting twists that make the preparation even more delicious. You can add two anchovy fillets. Or some drops of asian fish sauce. This enhances the canned tuna. If instead you want to tune down the fishiness, rinse the tuna.The basic recipe ask for half ricotta, half cream cheese. A less moral deviation uses thirds. One third of ricotta, one third of cream cheese and one third of cream. It is advisable to add to the mousse. Not to the preparation. Pickled onion and gherkins match perfectly. As does a dusting of bottarga. This is an ideal starter or aperitif snack. It copes with cocktails and wine. If we may suggest a wine, go for Nutaru, by Avide

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