This little supper is part of my New Year’s diet plan. Tonnato is a tuna based sauce that the Italians slather over veal usually. This recipe had piqued my interest. However, the veal had to go as it’s not an ingredient I can pick up easily, and YummaNumma is all about simple suppers for busy people. So I created this slimming recipe… coodles (cucumber noodles), deliciously soft boiled burford browns, tonnato sauce and crisp capers.
This dish is right up the Paleo diet’s alley. You might well ask what the feck is a coodle? Well the answer is.. it’s a cucumber noodle. Turning cucumber into stringy noodles adds texture and substance to this salad. It’s a really winning combo that is pretty slimming and takes minutes to make. I am determined this year not to be a heffer by Christmas and I think this recipe might be one I return to again and again on my quest not to melt to fat over the winter.
I had a meeting this week which lasted from 12.30 until 4 but they didn’t give us any lunch! When I say I was hungry… I was literally ravenous. By 6pm I was out the door and was whizzing round the supermarket to gather a few ingredients for an early supper/late lunch. I came across this recipe when I was looking at Rose’s blog The Culinary Queen of Pimlico and it’s clearly been lying low in my subconscious since because it was the first thing I thought of in my deliriously hungry state. Piled on top of courgetti, this rich and spicy lamb sauce 100% hit the spot. Blink and you’ll miss it… I inhaled the lot.