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    Tuna and Spinach in Lemon Sauce

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    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    Charmed's Note:

    In response to a request. This is a nice, simple tasty tuna and spinach casserole, especially if you like lemon. If you choose to use sprinkle it with crispy chinese noodles, it gives it a nice crunch and flavor boost. I got this recipe from a book called New Casserole Cookery.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Butter a 2-3 quart casserole dish (or spray with non-stick vegetable spray).
    3. 3
      Melt the 2 tsp.
    4. 4
      of butter or margarine and mix well with the breadcrumbs.
    5. 5
      Set aside.
    6. 6
      Prepare the sauce by melting the butter over a low heat in a small saucepan and whisking in the flour until the mixture is smooth.
    7. 7
      Gradually add the broth while whisking until the mixture is smooth.
    8. 8
      Raise the heat just a bit and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
    9. 9
      Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the beaten egg yolk, the strained lemon juice, the salt and the pepper.
    10. 10
      (See my note below.) Mix half the sauce with the chopped, cooked spinach and transfer to the casserole dish.
    11. 11
      Arrange the flaked tuna on top and pour the rest of the sauce over the tuna.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until heated through the and the top is browned.
    13. 13
      If desired, top each serving with some crispy chow mein noodles.
    14. 14
      NOTE: I like to add about 1/2-1 teaspoon of sugar to the sauce at this point.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tuna and Spinach in Lemon Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (387 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 396.7
     
    Calories from Fat 121
    30%
    Total Fat 13.5 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 82.9 mg
    27%
    Sodium 1076.9 mg
    44%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.1 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    15%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 37.0 g
    74%

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