June 26, 2012
Conserva means "to preserve" and true Tuna Conserva is a far cry from the Chicken of the Sea. Fresh Tuna is poached in a bath of water or olive oil, and seasoned witha variety of aromatics. Once prepared, it is stored in tightly packed jars of olive oil.
At TBL, we serve this Conserva over blistered Shishito Peppers with Sofrito and Chili. The sweetness of the pepper, that lovely charred tang, and the spiciness of our Sofrito sauce create a dish that has remained on our ever-changing menu after so many months. Tuna Conserva is one of the dishes that you can look forward to at the Larder time and time again.