Tina’s Tuna Special

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Tina’s Tuna Special

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 medium size bell pepper
  • 1 can tuna ***tuna in vegetable oil works better with this recipe
  • 1 cup cabbage (or broccoli)
  • some spring onions for garnishing

Tina Tuna Sauce

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup vinegar (any kind)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (brown or white)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • a dash of white pepper ***mix everything together

Instructions
 

  • Over medium heat, saute garlic, onion, tomato, and bell pepper for 3 minutes.
  • Add in a can of tuna, and the tina tuna sauce. Mix well.
  • Allow it simmer for 2 minutes for the sauce to blend in.
  • Mix in the cabbages or broccoli, and cook for another minute or two.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve.

Video

Notes

For bigger serving double the recipe.
Happy eating!

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Canned Tuna Paksiw: One-Pot Meal

Paksiw is a Filipino dish, which means to cook and simmer in vinegar. Over the years, this manner of cooking has evolved to include pork, and chicken meat, and even lechon, but originally fish is the main ingredient.

Nowadays, living in the city and having a hectic life, we are often faced with not having the time to buy and prepare meat or fresh fish. Sometimes, we only have a few minutes to spare, just enough to drop by a convenience store where meats are canned. I’m guilty of this, however, reality bites.

So, I’ve come up with this recipe to solve my time problem and still provide healthy meal for my family. This is a very quick, one-pot recipe; healthy and nutritious.

tuna with bitter gourd

Canned Tuna Paksiw: One-Pot Meal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large slice of ginger
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorn
  • 1 can tuna ***in vegetable oil works better
  • slices of eggplant
  • slices of bitter gourd ***amount of vegetables depends on your preference

Instructions
 

  • Coat the slices of bitter gourd with salt, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before thoroughly washing the salt off. This will lessen the bitterness.
  • In a pot, put all ingredients.
  • Over mediun heat, cook and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
  • Taste it. Add sugar, or salt, or vinegar as needed.

Video

Notes

  1. For bigger serving double the recipe.
  2. The combination of vinegar, sugar, and bitterness from bittermelon should give the recipe a certain tart taste right off the bat, a bit of bitter aftertaste, and a swe
  3. Bitter gourd can be skipped if you dislike it. 
Happy eating!