Marmitako is a typical basque dish of traditional cuisine, in english we can call it TUNA POT. It’s old recipe that the grandma’s used to do it and consist in taking advantage of pieces of fishes, normally tuna and bonito and mixing with potatoes. This is a typical basque casserole that everybody loves!
Ingredients for the making of the Marmitako, the tuna pot (4 people):
Tuna 500 g
Potatoes 800 g
1 Green Pepper
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 l Fish soup
HOW TO MAKE MARMITAKO
Peel and cut finely the onions, the pepper, the tomatoes and the garlic cloves. Season it and fry it gently during 10 minutes in a big pot with a stream of oil on it.
Peel, crack and add them to the recipe, in the pot with the other ingredients. Fry lightly and add the fish soup when it’s hot!
Let it boil about 20 mins with normal flame and wait the pot get ready to add the fish!
Take off the skin and bones of the fishes (bonito and tuna). Cut it in dice and season it!
Add all of these tuna dice to the pot and cook it for 3 more minutes.
Put the salt and serve on dishes! The recipe is ready!!!
It’s best for the recipe to “break” or “crack” the potatoes, I mean, introduce the knife in the potato and break it with a rude movement of the wrist. With this tip, the sauce of the casserole recipe it’s gonna be better!