Tuna and green olive loaf

Recette - Tuna and green olive loaf - La Belle Iloise
An alternative version of a classic!

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Preparation Time

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Cooking Time

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What you need for this recipe


All ingredients
  • 2 tins 1/6 (278 g) la belle-iloise natural albacore tuna
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g wheat flour
  • 1 baking powder
  • 100 g crème fraîche
  • 100 g pitted green olives
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil and
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pinches ground pepper (or five-peppercorn mixture)
  • 3 pinches of Herbes de Provence
  • Optional: 30 g Parmesan, chopped parsley and a few pinches of 4-spice mixture (or allspice), curry or couscous spices.
Let's get started


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 °C (gas mark 3).
  2. Fry the thinly sliced onions in the olive oil and.
  3. In a bowl, mix the eggs with the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper until there are no lumps.
  4. Add the cream, mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the flaked tuna, herbs, and the olives cut into slices.
  6. Butter and flour a loaf mould and pour in the mixture.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour. Check the cooking by inserting the tip of a knife into the centre: it should come out hot and dry.
  8. Leave to cool and keep covered in the refrigerator.
  9. Cut into 1 cm slices.
  • You can replace the olives with strips of peeled red pepper (or preserved peppers).
  • Serve with a green salad for a summer dish.

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