I thought there were only four core tastes, I understand most of them but what is Umami?
Umami means “essence of deliciousness” in Japanese, and its taste is often described as the meaty, savoury deliciousness that deepens flavour.
I know I know…these oily little fish look kinda gross – BUT there nutrition profile is often overlooked.
Instead of serving this over the traditional pasta, I added olive-oil packed tuna and stuffed it into bell pepper halves.
This meal was loaded with flavour and was incredibly satiating with it’s high-protein and healthy fats.
TUNA PUTTANESCA STUFFED PEPPERS
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Wash and dry the bell peppers. Slice each one in half and use a small knife to trim the white pith and remove the seeds. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Flake the tuna in a medium-sized bowl, using one of the cans olive oil and discarding the other. Add the capers, anchovies, olives, tomato, red pepper flakes, and fresh ground pepper. Stir with a fork until the mixture is well combined.
Spoon the mixture into the pepper boats and bake in the preheated over for 15 minutes or until peppers are tender. Turn the oven to broil for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Pull peppers out of the oven and sprinkle each boat with 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley.
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