Four Fast Tuna Recipes

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Here are four recipes using canned tuna that are really, really fast and very, very tasty.

POTATO AND TUNA TORTILLA

You will need:

2 tbsp olive oil

6 oz new potatoes sliced

I onion, sliced

½ red pepper, sliced

1 can tuna, drained

4 medium eggs, beaten

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a small frying pan and fry the potatoes, onion and red pepper for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Mix in the tuna, salt and pepper, then add in the beaten eggs over the top. Cook over a gentle heat for about 8 minutes until the base is set. Then up until the broiler of the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to cook the top. Cut into wedges and serve with a salad.

TUNA SLOPPY JOES

You will need:

1 tsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 yellow pepper, diced

1 green pepper, diced

I garlic clove, crushed

½ tsp chili powder

1 8oz can chopped tomatoes, drained leaving only a small amount of the juice

1 can tuna, drained

8 taco shells

Fry the onion in a tsp of olive oil for 3 minutes. Add the diced pepper and cook for another 3 minutes, then mix in the garlic and chili powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chopped tomatoes and tuna simmer for 3 minutes. Serve in warmed taco shells with shredded lettuce, grated cheese and sour cream.

TUNA AND OLIVE PASTA

You will need:

12 oz egg pasta (like campanelle)

1 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushes

1 red chili, deseeded and chopped

1 16 oz can or jar of tomato/pasta sauce

1 can of tuna, drained

4 oz chopped olives

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, gentry fry the crushed garlic and chili in 1 tbsp olive oil for 30 to 60 seconds until golden. Pour in the pasta sauce, tuna and olive and heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon over the drained pasta and serve with garlic bread.

SESAME TUNA PATTIES

You will need:

1 tbsp oil (like sunflower)

1 can of tuna, drained

2 spring or green onions, chopped

4 tbsp mayonnaise (regular or light)

1 tbsp chili sauce

4 oz breadcrumbs (fresh if possible)

1 oz sesame seeds

Mix the tuna with the spring onions, mayo, chili sauce, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Shape into 6 patties then coat with the sesame seeds. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and fry for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown, crisp and heated through. Serve with chips, lime wedges and more chili sauce.

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