Piquillo Pepper and Tuna Belly CroquettesRECETAS DEL SEÑOR SEÑOR
Croquettes are a great way to stretch a pricy type of fish--in this case tuna belly--and turn it into a satisfying dish. They are also deeply delicious, with a crisp, golden brown exterior and a creamy interior that starts with a velvety bechamel sauce and includes tuna and piquillo peppers, available at most supermarkets (or substitute roasted red bell peppers). These mini croquettes make perfect, two-bite, no-fork cocktail nibbles, or a starter course for a sit-down meal.
- Melt the butter and add the flour, cook until golden brown. Then add the hot milk, stirring constantly. Once it is mixed, add nutmeg and salt.
- In the blender, mix 3 or 4 piquillo peppers and a few tablespoons of the bechamel. Blend thoroughly.
- Add this mixture to the rest of the bechamel and the shredded tuna belly.