by Alu Aluzan-Aran
Doña Elena, one of the most preferred brands in pasta, Olive oil and Spanish sardines, now adds canned tuna in their portfolio of products. The Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil which comes in Chunks and Shredded, carries several nutrients from  omega-3, protein, selenium and vitamin D of the tuna to the omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and poly-saturated fats of the cholesterol-free sunflower oil. What s best is that it is 100% pure Tuna meat, no extenders, preservatives and MSGs!
 
Here are some east to prepare recipes using Doña Elena Tuna. Happy cooking!
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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.

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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.


Notes :
Doña Elena Mediterranean products are Olives, Capers, Italian canned tomatoes, Spanish sardines,Flat fillet anchovies, Al Dente pasta, 100% Tuna and Olive Oil. These are available in all leading supermarkets nationwide. For more details, check out Doña Elena on FB https://www.facebook.com/ Donaelenacuisineraclub/.
Fly Ace Corporation, one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today, is the distributor of Doña Elena.  Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.