Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil - Delicious Tuna For The Healthy Holidays



Many people treat the Yuletide season not only as a vacation from work but also a break from healthy living. Who could resist those tempting Noche Buena favorites during this time of celebration with family and friends?

Little do they know, Filipinos do not need to compromise their healthy lifestyle for a delicious spread during Christmas or any other celebration, especially with Doña Elena just around the corner. The trusted brand known for its products’ superior quality, excellent taste and abundant nutritional value, Doña Elena will satiate your family, friends, and guests' craving for perfect home-cooked meals.  The Doña Elena line prides itself with top-notch products rich in protein and fiber-rich like Al Dente pasta, antioxidant-laden Olive Oil, and flavorful Spanish Sardines.




Mommy bloggers enjoyed this gathering of moms to learn special recipes by Doña Elena

And as a holiday treat to Filipinos across all ages, Doña Elena unveils this Christmas season the Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil, which comes in Chunks and Shredded. This newest product line of Doña Elena carries several nutrients from  omega-3, protein, selenium and vitamin D of the tuna to the omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and polysaturated fats of the cholesterol-free sunflower oil.

More than being healthy, Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil in Chunks and Shredded is great tasting too making it an ideal partner to any dish, from beloved Christmas staples like pasta and stews, to everyday needs such as dips, patties, stuffing, and spreads. Above all, it’s 100% Pure Tuna meat, no extenders, preservatives and MSGs.

Enjoy the holidays even more with suggested recipes of Sardines Casserole and Tuna Pilaf using Doña Elena's range of favorite products. With Doña Elena around, Christmas will be as merry and guilt-free as it should be.


SARDINES CASSEROLE


Ingredients
1/2 cup             red and green bell pepper, cut into small cubes 
1 pc.                 red onion, chopped
1/2 bottle          Doña Elena Spanish Sardines in Olive Oil, drained
1/2 cup             Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes
1/2 cup             zucchini, diced
1/4 cup             goat's cheese, cubed
2 pcs.               egg
1 tbsp.              Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil
1/2 cup             Doña Elena Black Olives, sliced
1 tbsp               Doña Elena Capers
(to taste)           salt and pepper
(for garnish)      parsley, chopped

Procedure
1.       Preheat a pan with Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil, add onions, bell peppers and zucchini. Saute until onions are fragrant. 
2.       Add the Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes, Doña Elena Black Olives and Doña Elena Capers. Simmer until slightly thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3.       Transfer sardines in a bake proof small casserole. Top with the tomato mixture, goat's cheese then the raw egg. Bake at 180˚C for 5 to 10 minutes. Top with chopped parsley before serving.


TUNA PILAF


Ingredients
2 tbsp.              Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil
1 cup                Doña Elena Canned Tuna Chunks
1/2 cup             white onion, diced
2 tbsp.              garlic, chopped
2 tbsp.              paprika
1 can                Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes
1 cup                long grain rice
2 cups              chicken stock
(to taste)           salt and pepper
parsley, chopped
lemon zest
1 pc                  bay leaf
lemon wedges

Tzatziki
1 cup                plain yogurt 
½ cup               cucumber, minced
2 pcs.               mint leaves, minced
1 tbsps.                        tomatoes, minced
(mix all ingredients)

Procedure
1.       Heat the Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil in a large pan. Sauté the Doña Elena 100% Tuna Chunks and onion. Add the garlic, paprika and Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes. 
2.       Add the rice, stock, lemon zest and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat, let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
3.       Top with chopped parsley and lemon wedges and Tzatziki.