RECETA DE AREPAS CON ATUN Y QUESO
- Llena un bowl con agua (yo uso aproximadamente 4 tazas) y vierte la harina Pan y un poco de sal.
- Revuelve con un tenedor poco a poco y ve echando más harina hasta que se empiece a poner más gruesa y ya la tengas que mezclar con las manos que no te quede muy dura y no sea tan pegostosa.
- Amasa un poco.
- Haz bolas de masa de acuerdo al tamaño de tu Tosty Arepa. Colócalas en la Tosty Arepa y cocínalas.
- Mezcla una lata de atún, un poquito de cebolla picadita en cuadritos chiquitos, tomates picaditos y mayonesa. agrega un poquito de sal y pimienta ¡y listo!
- Abre la arepa con un cuchillo transversalmente por los lados y saca la mayoría de la masa para que te quede hueco.
- Unta un poquito de mantequilla (¡nunca puede faltar!)
- Rellena con el atún y encima incluye queso rallado. ¡A nosotros nos gusta usar la mezcla de 3 quesos rallados de Trader Joe’s!
TUNA SALAD AREPAS
I want to formally introduce you to the Arepa. I had briefly presented before when I made guasacaca one time.
An arepa is the number one food people eat in Venezuela. Today, I’m excited to be joining the “International Arepa Day” to celebrate this wonderful delish plate that I love!It is made with corn flour, not just any flour, the flour has to be precooked and the most famous brand is called PAN.
The arepa is eaten in all of Venezuelan’s homes, even at Venezuelans expatriates’ homes that are able to have access to some Harina Pan. Thankfully, over here in California there are many latin markets that sell it and we’ve never had a major issue making arepas.
The arepa can be filled with so many things, the most easy one is cheese, or ham and cheese, then there is all types of meats, it can also be combination of fillings, so many options!
We eat them at least once a week here at home. I love love love to make them for the family because it’s the perfect way to learn about their latin culture plus I am teaching the kids little by little how to make them.
I already taught Derek! I’m so happy about that because sometimes he gets home before us and starts making arepas for dinner he doesn’t have to wait for me any longer, yay!
These arepas with tuna salad are the basic ones we usually eat, the kids devour them all the time. I use the Tosty Arepa or Arepa Maker to make the arepas which is not something that existed while I was growing up, they are usually made on a comal and the oven, it’s a shortcut but it helps a lot and they come out delicious, they even sell it on Amazon!
Also, the most traditional arepas are usually white, made with white corn flour. This flour is made with yellow corn, that’s the only difference.
In this recipe I don’t have exact measurements because I really don’t use them, there is a basic recipe in the flour bag that you can follow as well. It’s good to start with that and little by little start feeling the dough and being able to tell with your senses and your own taste what will work best. It’s a matter of practice.
TUNA SALAD AREPAS
- Fill a bowl with water (I use about 4 cups) and pour the PAN flour and some salt.
- Stir with a fork and pour more flour until it starts to get thicker and thicker so you will need to mix with your hands, the dough can’t be too hard and not so sticky.
- Knead a little.
- Make dough balls according to the size of the Arepa Maker you are using. Place in the Arepa Maker and cook.
- Mix a can of tuna, some chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, and mayonnaise. Add a little salt and pepper and it’s ready!
- Open the arepa crosswise with a knife around the sides and take most of the dough out so there is a hole to put the filling in.
- Spread a little butter inside.
- Fill in with tuna and grated cheese.We like to use the Trader Joe’s shredded 3 cheese blend!
Follow the hashtag #DiaMundiaDeLaArepa to celebrate with us and eat an arepa wherever you are if you can!