Tuna Balls with Lemon Sauce

Tuna Balls with Lemon Sauce


For the balls:

  • 300g (1 cup) ricotta
  • 250g (1 can) tuna in brine, drained
  • 5g (2 tbsp) of parsley, chopped
  • 70g (5 tbsp) breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g (ΒΌ cup) green olives, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 100g (Β½ cup) all-purpose flour

For the sauce:

  • 40g (2 tbsp) butter
  • 50ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
  • 3g (1 tsp) cornstarch
  • 100ml (β…“ cup+1 tbsp) water
  • 40ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon


1. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients for the tuna balls together. Mix well, cover, and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and dredge each in flour.

3. Melt 1 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Brown tuna balls on each side and transfer onto a plate.

4. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of butter to the same pan. Whisk cornstarch in cold water and pour into the pan, followed by lemon juice and zest. Whisk over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens.

5. Mix the sauce with tuna balls before serving.

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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