Sri Lankan Style Devilled Tuna

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Tuna is a very common fish used in Asian countries. They cook tuna in different ways. Tuna has a commercial value too. People consume tuna than any other fish in the world. In Sri Lanka it comes as a dried flaky fish (Maldive fish flakes)  too to use in all the other cooking to give an extra taste and protein too.

This type of a dish is very good with a special  rice to serve as one pot dish.as it contains everything in one dish. If you are not a chillie lover you can omit chilles from this to cook this adding some extra tomato sauce.

Bon Appetit!

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This recipe is for 500g Tuna. When you buy Tuna buy the fresh tuna with red flesh.
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Add several table spoon oil in to a pan. Let the oil comes to a high temperature.
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Add the tuna in to very hot oil. Lower the temperature to medium high.
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Stir fry. I normally toss the tuna than using the spoon. Stirring can damage the cubes.
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meanwhile prepare the ingredients. needed.I am using several green chillies cut in length ways. You can use banana chillies instead. One to two onions sliced, one medium size carrot cut in to wedges or diagonally, 0ne tomato, leeks and garlic with ginger.
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The spices I am using or 500g tuna are, 1/2 ts p pepper, Enough salt, 1 Tablespoon full chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
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Fry tuna and take out. After it will look like this.
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In to the same pan add a table spoon full oil. Make it very hot.
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In to the hot oil add garlic, ginger and curry leaves. Stir fry few seconds.
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Next add carrots. Stir fry 30 seconds. Always leave the carrots nice and crunchy.
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Add the spices in to it.
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Sir well with the spices. When the spices fry in oil it gives a nice colour as well as a nice flavour to the dish.
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After add all the other vegetables and fry one to two minutes on a high temperature.
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After add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce.
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Stir well to get coat with all the spices.
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Add the tuna in to it.Stir fry well about a minute.
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After stir frying the it will look like this. take off from the stove. Serve with , fried rice, plain rice, yellow rice or even

 

Zucchini & Tuna Slice

Zucchini is a vegetable grows in summer time. You can create many things using zucchini. Its used in savoury and sweet dishes in the culinary world.

The famous Zucchini slice is made with bacon. In addition to bacon I used tuna that every one can easily find.

You can grate and prep every things one or two days before and assemble it on the day. This slice has not much carbohydrates but rich in proteins. This is an easy way of making a meal in few easy steps in this busy world. i have given all the description with the pictures below.

Enjoy!

 

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Buy 500g fresh looking zucchini , wash and dry.

 

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Using a grater grate the zucchini.

 

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You can squeeze out the water or just use as it. I normally don’t squeeze.

 

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Open a can of Tuna and drain the water. I squeeze the excess water all the time.

 

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Chop some garlic and onion.

 

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Add some oil in to a pan. About a table spoon or two.

 

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Fry the onion and the garlic in the hot oil.

 

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Add salt pepper, one teaspoon full stock powder, one tsp cumin and coriander powders. Then fry in the oil until it releases the aroma.

 

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Add the squeezed tuna and fry several minutes

 

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Next add the grated zucchini.

 

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Mix well with tuna.

 

 

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Cook until completely dry. Stirring continuously.

 

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Break 8 eggs directly in to a mixing bowl.

 

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Add 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cream.

 

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Add 1/4 cup of flour.

 

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Whisk well.

 

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Add the cooked zucchini.

 

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I added 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. But this is optional.

 

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Pour it in to a tray or individual ramekins.

 

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Bake on 200c about half an hour.
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Enjoy with chutney or tomato sauce.

Savoury Tuna squares

When I go to an Asian bakery at least if I am passing I try to buy something new. Then I eat bite by bite writing all the ingredients. Then i create the recipe…. Most of the time I success. Some times I fail. But I never give up. I create it after several attempts, then  it is  tastier than what I ate.  This recipe is one of them. I never give a wrong recipe. that’s why I am slowly moving ahead.

Canned tuna is not tasty by itself unless you buy the flavoured or even flavour it by your self. I like to add a creamier taste to it always. It’s much better than the spicier taste. If you can use the fresh tuna that’s the best. Baking this bun is really easy. Always when you do baking you need to have the correct room temperature above at least 20. If not always the pre heat the oven to 30 celcius and switch off or reduce to 20 and leave the dough in the oven to rise. if you make the temperature high it will not work too.

When you try baking for the first time it might not be the perfect. But don’t giveup. Try again and again. Always practice makes it perfect. Then you will find baking is the easiest thing in the world. Instead of sesame you can add any kind of a seed or can omit with out a proble. Same as the spices and chillies in the recipe. If you have any query dont hesitate to contact me too. I really want to share my knowledge with all who likes baking. Bon Appetit!

In this recipe you can omit several if you dislike or have any allegies.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4lDh3n-6No&w=560&h=315]

Ingredients

  • 400g bread flour
  • 60g sour cream/Curd
  • 2tblsp Sesame seeds
  • 7g yeast
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 60-75ml Milk
  • 50ml oil
  • 1tblsp Sugar
  • 1tsp baking powder

For the filling

  • 1 can Tuna ( squeeze water out)
  • 2 Shallots sliced
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 3 Eggs
  • Green chillies(Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tblsp Mixed spice
  • 1 Cup Cheese
  • Chopped Spring onions
  • 1/2 slab  125g Cream Cheese or sour cream

Method

  1. Add the bread flour, sugar yeast, salt, baking powder, sesame seeds, sour cream in to a mixing bowl and mix well
  2. Add oil and  milk next. Knead the dough well about 10 minutes.
  3. Leave the dough to double in size in a warm place.
  4. Add tuna, salt, Pepper, Garlic powder, onions, spring onions, Green chillies, eggs, cream cheese, with the spices to a mixing bowl. Mix well & leave aside.
  5. When the dough is double in size knead it again and cut the dough in to equal size pieces.
  6. Then roll each dough piece to a circle.
  7. Put the filling in the middle.
  8. Fold the ends as directed in the video.
  9. Leave on trays to double in size.
  10. When its double in size sprinkle cheese, brush with the eggs, Bake on 180c about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.

 

 

Vegetable and Tuna Slice

 

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28UC6jaPCX8&w=560&h=315]

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Capsicum
  • 10g Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Cheese
  • 1 Pack Frozen Spinach.
  • 1/2 cup whole meal or plain flour
  • Chilli chopped (optional)
  • 1 Can Tuna
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Cup Reduced Fat Milk or full cream milk

Method

  1. Break Eggs in to a mixing bowl and beat well.
  2. Add melted butter, spinach, tuna, parsley,Feta, onion, Garlic,  chillies, capsicum, salt& pepper and mix well.
  3. Pour in to a baking dish.
  4. Grate some cheese on top.
  5. Bake on 180c until golden brown on top or eggs set.
  6. Leave out for the eggs to set about 10min.
  7. Cut as you wish and serve hot.

 

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