Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bumble Bee Tuna Temptations House Party

This weekend, I had the opportunity to host a Bumble Bee Tuna Temptations House Party. It was a great experience.

As a party host, I received a party pack that included a case of Bumble Albacore Tuna Pouches, 4 cans of Bumble Bee Sensations Easy Peel, a $20 Giftcard for party supplies and a bunch of wooden spoons and menu cards to share with my guests.

I decided to make three recipes (four actually, but I ran out of time and never made the Savory Southwest Tuna Cakes).

The first recipe that I made was the Hot Artichoke and Tuna Spread. The dish was easy to prepare, using a food processor the ingredients were all combined. This was a tasty dish, but many guests agreed that they felt that it would have been a little better with some mayonnaise like a traditional Artichoke dip. We served it on crackers.

The second dish that I made was Tuna Deviled Eggs. I started with hard boiled eggs and cut them. The yolks were combined with mayo, mustard, and other standard deviled eggs ingredients, as well as the tuna. Everyone seemed to enjoy this one with comments that were along the lines that it tasted a lot like a traditional tuna fish salad on an egg white.

Lastly, I made some tea sandwiches. This was the most traditional tuna recipe I made and the picture was lousy.

The recipes for these dishes and more are available through My Cookbook on www.bumblebee.com. Right now, there is a $1 coupon available when you sign up. You can search by product and meal occassion. You can save and share your favorite recipes.

I was surprised at the variety of recipes that they feature. I must admit that I pretty much only eat tuna as a tuna salad sandwich. I never would have thought to use it in a recipe (I don't like peas and that made me uninterested in Tuna Noodle Casserole for as long as I can remember). I think that this definitely is a site that I will check out more recipes from, the recipes that I tried had good flavor and were easy to prepare. Tuna pouches and cans are a reasonably inexpensive protein source and a pantry staple at my house, making them a good option for use in more meals.

Do you cook with tuna? What is your favorite recipe?