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Niçoise stuffed baguette

Niçoise stuffed baguette

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
For the ultimate transportable sandwich, hollow out a French stick and fill with tuna, olives, anchovies and eggs

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal501
  • fat30g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.4g
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Ingredients

  • 3 large egg
  • 130g can tuna in olive oil, oil reserved

    Tuna

    tune-ah

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 1 large flute or baguette measuring approx 54cm
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tomato, ends trimmed, thickly sliced

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 12-24 basil leaves (depending on how herby you like it)
  • 12 pitted Kalamata olive

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 8 anchovy fillets

    Anchovy

    ann-choe-vee

    Silver, slender salty little fish found mainly around the Black Sea and the Pacific and Atlantic…

For the shallot vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard

Method

  1. Bring a small pan of water to the boil. Add the eggs and boil for 10 mins. Drain, then run the eggs under the cold tap to cool quickly. Carefully shell and cut the eggs into wedge-shaped quarters. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the shallot vinaigrette with seasoning and stir in the oil from the tuna.

  2. Slice the loaf in half lengthways, but not all the way through, so it opens up like a book. Use your fingers to pull out any bread that easily comes away from the top half to hollow the loaf a little.

  3. On the bottom half of the loaf, drizzle over the vinaigrette. Stir the mayonnaise into the tuna and spread on top. Now layer in the tomatoes, basil, olives, eggs and anchovies.

  4. Tightly roll up in baking parchment and secure down the length with elastic bands or string. Press really well all the way down the loaf, then chill overnight. Cut into slices if feeding a crowd, or into 4 lengths.

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Comments (4)

marggiexx52's picture
5

We love this picnic recipe, no need no alter it in any way. First time my family had it, we walked The Wirral Way, Even my hard to please husband Loved it

anca.lumei@gmail.com's picture

Very useful picnic recipe!

What I did different: used onion sprouts instead of the shallot.
What I plan to do different:
- reduce the amount of vinegar because the sandwich was too sour for my taste;
- make sure the anchovies are not too salty and reduce their amount if they are.

rubyreddramafans's picture
5

Love this! I added cheese and de-seed the tomatoes. Great for picnic and late lunch.

fatine's picture
5

I love this recipe it great for a picnic thank you sharing it with us

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