During the summer we spend a lot of time at our camp in the Adirondack Mountains. In this rural part of New York State the only fresh fish you are going to get is out of a lake, and you need to catch it yourself.
My husband dared me to walk into our little grocery store up here and ask if they have any sushi grade tuna. I didn't do it because I knew they would laugh at the "summer person" who thinks that all of "their" gourmet food should be available for them when they are in town.
No, instead of fresh raw tuna, I used canned tuna and it tasted terrific. This light lunch was a gourmet treat at our camp. The combination of fresh lightly melted mozzarella topped with fresh basil, radishes, olives, scallions, tomato, grated ginger and tuna was fascinating. I especially liked the touch of ginger and the drizzle of some extra virgin olive oil topped with sea salt and fresh ground pepper...heaven.
But probably the coolest part of making this dish was learning the technique of cutting thawed frozen pastry sheets into circles (with a cookie cutter) and weighing them with a baking tray, so they wouldn't puff up too much when they are baked.
You could put anything on these little disks and it would be an exciting lunch or appetizer... plus as long as you slice your vegetables thin and cut up everything into small pieces it looks super pretty on top of the puffed pastry.
This is definitely a make again and again treat for all kinds of occasions... and seriously, canned tuna worked great!
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