I’ll have the tuna and tomato!

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This is undoubtedly what you’ll tell the waiter after reading the menu at Hotel Riu Costa del Sol. It’s the star dish of Andalusian cuisine and the one most requested by customers.If you’re a fan of Andalusian food, this is the hotel and dish for you.Want to surprise your guests at the next dinner party?Get ready. We’re about to show you how.Ready?

The first thing we need to do is have the following ingredients ready on the table:

1 kg. of tuna

1  kg. of tomatoes

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

1 lemon

1 green pepper

1 tablespoon of cumin coffee

1 bay leaf

A generous spurt of olive oil

1 sprig of mint

Salt and pepper to taste

How is this dish prepared?

Next we need to blanch the tomatoes. You don’t know how?Don’t worry. We’re going to explain it step by step.First, pour water with a pinch of salt into a pot. While washing the tomatoes, remove the stems and then slice the tomatoes in half horizontally.When the water boils, add the tomatoes.To the side, prepare some ice-cold water. You’re going to add the tomatoes to it after they’ve cooked for two minutes. Don’t throw away the extra tomato water. You’re going to need it later.


Customers' favourite dish at Riu Costa del Sol is tuna and tomato.

After allowing the tomatoes to chill, drain them, remove the skin and cut them into pieces.Next we’ll prepare the sofrito. First peel the onion and cut it into squares. Wash the green pepper and chop into squares.Add oil to a pan and sautée the onion. When the onion is transparent, add the green pepper and the bay leaf. Cook until golden. Then add the tomato and cook for 10 minutes.Now put the garlic, salt and cumin in a mortar and crush into a paste to add to the sofrito.Now the sauce is ready!

The tuna and tomato served at Hotel Riu Costa de Sol is very easy to make.

What’s missing? The recipe’s main ingredient:tuna.First you’ll need to remove the skin. Then cut the fish up into large pieces. Boil the tuna in the same water you blanched the tomatoes in, adding the lemon juice before adding the tuna.When the water begins to boil again, take the pot off the stove and drain the tuna.Pour the sauce with the tuna into the pot, cover it and cook for ten minutes on medium heat.

Ready to serve!

Now that everything’s ready, serve immediately. If you want, you can garnish the dish with the bay leaves to add a touch of elegance to it.If your guests are the kind whose stomachs are not easily filled, we recommend accompanying this classic recipe with fried potato with onion. Just thinking about it is mouth watering.

Bring the flavours of Andalusia into your home and prepare the signature dish of Hotel Riu Costa del Sol.

What do you think of our recipe?It’s a simple dish you can make at home and surprise your family, guests or partner, delighting them with cuisine typical of southern Spain.Enjoy this wonderful regional dish in your own kitchen!

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