Tuna Casserole With Toasted Almond Sauce

Tuna casserole with toasted almond sauce.
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 or 7 ounces each) tuna
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen asparagus
  • 1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter or other fat, melted
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon sherry (optional)
  • Paprika
  1. Drain tuna. Break into large pieces.
  2. Cook asparagus as directed on package; drain.
  3. Arrange asparagus in a well greased baking pan, 11 x 7 x 1-1/2 inches.
  4. Cover with tuna.
  5. Fry almonds in butter until lightly browned.
  6. Blend in flour and seasonings.
  7. Add milk gradually and cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  8. Add sherry.
  9. Pour over tuna and asparagus.
  10. Sprinkle with paprika.
  11. Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F, for 25 to 30 minutes.
Serves 6.

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