Tuna and Potato Salad Recipe – Jose Garces | Food & Wine

Tuna and Potato Salad Recipe – Jose Garces | Food & Wine
Tuna and Potato Salad


Chef Way This tapa is another classic. Garces makes the salad with fresh shelled peas, setting it in a mold to create a perfect circle for serving.
Easy Way Using frozen peas instead of fresh saves tons of time. So does plating the salad straight out of the mixing bowl.

* 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
* 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
* 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
* 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
* 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* Salt and freshly ground pepper
* 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
* 2 tablespoons snipped chives
* One 6-ounce can or jar solid white tuna in olive oil, preferably Spanish or Italian, drained and flaked
* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 4 ounces baby arugula (4 cups)


1. Put the potatoes and carrot in a steamer basket set over a pot of simmering water and steam until just tender, about 9 minutes. Sprinkle the frozen peas on top and steam just until heated through, 1 minute longer. Transfer the vegetables to a plate and refrigerate until they are cooled slightly, about 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the crème fraîche, mustard and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Fold in the chopped parsley, chives, flaked tuna and cooled vegetables.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil with the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Add the arugula and toss. Mound the greens on plates, top with the tuna and potato salad and serve.

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Recipe by Jose Garces
From Chef Recipes Made Easy
This recipe originally appeared in September, 2006.


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