- Tuna3 Cans / TinsCanned tuna fish, oil drained. You can also substitute with canned mackerel or sardine if you don't care for tuna
- Cabbage3/4 CupsChopped
- Tomato6 Large Pieces
- Red Chilli Pepper4 PiecesLocally called shombo. You can substitute with scotch bonnet pepper or habanero pepper (fresh red pepper)
- Onion1 Large Pieces
- Garlic2 Cloves
- Paprika1/2 to 1 Teaspoons
- Garlic Powder1 Teaspoons
- Ginger Powder1/4 Teaspoons
- Thyme1/4 Teaspoons
- Curry Powder1 Teaspoons
- Onion Powder1 Teaspoons
- White Pepper1/2 Teaspoons
- Rosemary1/4 Teaspoons
- Vegetable Oil1/2 to 3/4 CupsOr you can use the oil inside the canned tuna. But if you can, preferably use a fresh batch of oil
- Salt And Maggi Seasoning / Bouillon CubeTo taste
- MacaroniCooked, to serve. Substitute with any pasta of choice
This easy, delicious tuna cabbage sauce makes a great companion meal to pasta, noodles and even rice, yam or bread. You can even eat it alone as it is quite filling 🙂 If you want it a little more healthy, don’t use the oil from the canned tuna. Substitute with a healthier oil and just reduce the amount of oil you use if you are also on a diet.
On to the recipe.
Step 1. Chop the tomatoes, pepper and onion. Chop or mince the garlic.
Step 2. Add oil to a pan, heat up, add the chopped onions and garlic.
Step 3. Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until translucent and fragrant.
Step 4. Add in the chopped tomatoes and pepper.
Step 5. Stir and fry for about 2 minutes, then season with all the spices and seasoning (salt and maggi to taste, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, paprika, white pepper, thyme, curry powder and rosemary).
Step 6. Stir and fry for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes doesn’t taste raw.
Step 7. Add in the tuna fish(make sure the oil has been drained), stir and taste for salt.
Step 8. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until stewed then add the chopped cabbage.
Step 9. Stir to make sure the cabbage is well combined with the tuna sauce and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. It is best for the cabbage to retain its crunch after cooking so be sure to not overcook the cabbage.
Done. Your easy tuna cabbage sauce is ready. Serve with cooked pasta or anything you want. I served mine with macaroni, see third picture above 🙂