Thursday 27 October 2016

To become... mum/food: fiendish food for Halloween with Princes

Halloween is just around the corner and there's lots of things you can do to keep your little horrors entertained - for a few minutes, at least!

With it being half term, why not get them to help out at lunchtime and create something a little creepy, but a lot of fun?

Princes Tuna has shared with me some spooktacular snack ideas that are packed full of good things and have a Halloween theme too.

I had a go at creating fiendishly fun food; my tuna spider cups! It was just a simple idea - take a cupcake wrapper, fill with a mix of tuna and tomato sauce / puree, add slide onion, cucumber or carrot as 'legs' and a cherry tomato for the spider's body, and finish with a dab of sauce for the eyes. Simple, tasty and fun!

Here are some further suggestions from Princes...

Princes Tuna Monster Rolls

Serves: 4
Preparation: Approx 25 minutes

·         4 soft bread rolls
·         Butter, for spreading
·         A few curly lettuce leaves
·         1 x 160g can Princes Sandwich Tuna, drained
·         3 tbsp Greek-style natural yogurt
·         4 cheese slices
·         8 cherry tomatoes, halved
·         Salad cress or grated carrot

How to make it:
1. Split the bread rolls in two, without cutting all the way through. Spread with butter and top with lettuce leaves.
2. Mix the Princes Sandwich Tuna with the yogurt and share between the rolls.
3. Cut each cheese slice in half with a zig-zag edge — just use a sharp knife or scissors to do this. Arrange in the rolls.
4. Position the cherry tomatoes on the rolls to resemble ‘eyes’. Top the rolls with salad cress or grated carrot to look like ‘hair’. Serve at once.

Princes Tasty Tuna Mini Beasts

Serves: 4
Preparation: Approx 15 minutes

·         8 slices of bread from a large, medium-cut loaf (white or wholemeal)
·         150g medium fat soft cheese
·         1 x 160g can Princes Sandwich Tuna, drained
·         ¼ cucumber, thinly sliced
·         4 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
·         2 radishes, sliced
·         12 raisins or sultanas

How to make it:
1. Lightly toast the slices of bread. Use a large round cutter to stamp out circles from the slices of toast.
2. Spread the soft cheese over the toast circles. Top half of them with the tuna. Cut the remaining toast circles in half and arrange them on top of the tuna mixture to look like ‘wings’. Layer the cucumber slices on top.
3. Put two tomato slices on one end of each toast circle to look like ‘eyes’. Arrange the radish slices on top, then put a raisin or sultana onto each ‘eye’ with a third raisin or sultana below the eyes to look like a ‘nose’. Serve at once

* I was sent some samples and compensation for ingredients, for the purposes of this post.


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