Confit tuna and beans

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for confit tuna and beans.
Confit tuna and beans

Confit tuna and beans

Ben Dearnley
1H 50M
2H 10M

This is a much-improved version of canned tuna meets those fantastic French jars of beans in oil. Don’t forget the squeeze of lemon as it makes all the difference. You’ll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.




1.Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large flameproof casserole over medium heat. Add carrot, celery, onion, thyme and fennel seeds and sauté over medium heat until vegetables just soften (5-7 minutes). Add drained beans, remaining olive oil and 500ml water and bring to the simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until beans are just tender (1-1½ hours). Add tuna and green beans and cook until beans are tender and tuna is cooked (4-5 minutes). Season to taste and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Drink Suggestion: Fruity grenache rosé. Drink suggestion by Max Allen


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