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Leeks In Tuna Sauce

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Ingredients
  Leeks 4 Large, sliced lengthwise and cut into 1-inch chunks
  Butter 3 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Teaspoon
  Half-and-half 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Gruyere cheese 3 Ounce, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  Tuna fish 6 1⁄2 Ounce, packed in oil or water (1 Can)
  Ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Walnuts 2 Tablespoon, coarsely chopped
Directions

MAKING
1. Drain tuna, flake it with a fork into small chunks.
2. In a steamer basket, steam the leeks for about 6 minutes or until just tender.
3. Place in 2 lightly buttered individual casseroles and place in the oven to keep warm.
4. For the cheese sauce, in a saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour; cook for about 3 minutes or until faintly golden, stirring continuously to mix well.
5. Gradually add half-and-half, a little at a time, stirring well with each addition to keep the paste smooth.
6. As the sauce thins, you will be able to pour half-and-half in more quickly; continue stirring until sauce thickens.
7. Cook for about 2 more minutes, stirring continuously, then reduce heat to low.
8. Add cheese to sauce, stirring gently to mix well.
9. Add the fish and pepper add to the sauce.
10. When cheese begins to melt, spoon sauce over leeks.
11. Finely chop remaining cheese and strew over each dish.
12. Sprinkle walnuts over cheese, place casseroles under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes or until deep golden and bubbly.

SERVING
13. Garnish with grated cheese and serve hot with toasted garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Tuna
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes

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