In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Incredible Curry Tuna.

While the comments do take on a positive nature for the most part, for a few people (never gave it a try) the idea of Curry Tuna (from a can) is a bit repulsive. Join the discussion on Instagram. I can guarantee you that it’s an incredible curry dish and you’ll be amazed by the overall flavors you’ll enjoy… by such a simple recipe.

You’ll Need…

tuna in oil (3 small cans)
6-8 Grape tomato (chopped)
Onion (sliced or diced)
Garlic (crushed)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (geera)
2 Scallion (chopped)
1 Scotch Bonnet pepper
3/4 tablespoon Caribbean Green Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro

TIP! Be sure to watch the video below to get further tips on this classic curry fish recipe, from the Caribbean.

Prep all the ingredients in advance and you’ll find that the cook-time goes quick and smooth. Dice, chop and crush. I used an entire Scotch Bonnet pepper but you can use as much as you can handle or none.. you’re in control. Remember to wash your hands with soap and water after handling such spicy peppers.

Drain the cans of tuna and reserve the oil. May I recommend that you try to get tuna packaged in oil vs water as we’ll use the oil (which is already flavored by the tuna) in making this dish. Pour the oil in a saucepan on med/low heat and add the garlic, followed by the Caribbean Green seasoning, black pepper and Scotch Bonnet pepper. Turn the heat to low and cook gently for 3 minutes.

With your heat still on low, add the curry powder and roasted cumin (geera) and stir well. Cook for a further 4 minutes to allow the spices to bloom.

Turn the heat up slightly and add the drained tuna to the pan. Stir well.

It’s now time to add the tomato, onion, scallions and salt. Stir well, then add the water. Basically all you have to do now is allow for the onion and tomatoes to soften and take on some of that lovely curry flavor. Turn the heat down to a simmer (once it come to a boil) and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add more water if you find it’s too dry or if it starts sticking.

May I recommend that you chop the onion into large pieces as I find that the chunky nature adds to the overall texture of the dish. I used grape tomatoes, but any tomato will work (it’s what I had on hand in the fridge). Top with the cilantro (or Culantro) as you turn off the stove and stir well. It will brighten up the dish at the end. Yes, a few drops of lime juice would be good as well.

As a side to hot steaming rice and you’re set for a comforting meal. Add sliced cucumber, watercress and avocado on the side, and you just made things even more enjoyable.

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1 Comment

  1. Maya
    March 8, 2024 / 3:46 pm

    Chris, whoever judge this and did not try it is missing out!!!! It is toooo good! Needed something quick yet hearty and this curry tuna was absolutely perfect! Thank you so much

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