Steamed Tuna Recipe -
Steamed Tuna Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Steamed Tuna

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"'Steamed' in Bahamian food isn't done with water. Instead it is when food is seasoned with onion, green pepper, and either tomato paste or ketchup. This is a great Bahamian recipe using canned tuna. Great with white rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook and stir until limp. Reduce the heat to medium, and stir in the seasoned salt, rosemary and ketchup. Simmer, stirring constantly, until slightly brown. Mix in the tuna, and cook for about 5 more minutes to blend the flavors before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 10, 2006

I decided to try this for a change of pace and to use some canned tuna that was a little more strongly flavored than we like for sandwiches. As I was making it, I started having strong doubts that this could POSSIBLY be any good, and was already formulating possible scathing reviews in my mind! :P Imagine my surprise when I took the first forkful and it was actually GOOD! I used diluted tomato paste instead of ketchup, since I was out of ketchup, and it was fine; I also put it over some white rice. It was very easy to make. My only complaint is that the recipe vastly overestimates the amount of food that results...there's no way it makes enough for 6! I would double whatever the recipe calls for in order to feed the number you're shooting for, unless you're planning to serve it with several sides.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 13, 2008

It tasted pretty much like tuna & ketchup. Not worth the ingredients in my opinion.


16 Ratings

Jan 14, 2008

This was a really really easy and quick recipe. It's also pretty good, much better than I was expecting at first, actually. I did add some diced tomatoes as well, and served with white rice and a side salad. A reasonably healthy dinner done really quickly.

Jan 21, 2006

I really enjoyed this dish. A simple and delicious entree. It also works very well with small macaroni pasta.

Dec 07, 2006

Great recipe for what I call a "supper saver", when you don't have many fresh ingredients in the house :) I though it should be called Sweet and Sour Tuna, I found the title misleading. I added some vegetable stock and water/cornstarch mixture to give it some sauce.

Sep 20, 2008

This came out great for a last minute dinner! I did not have dried rosemary. I added a few splashes of red wine vinegar to the ketchup. Served over brown rice!

Jun 08, 2008

It was a nice way to dress up canned tuna.

Dec 26, 2007

pretty good,especially considering amount of ingredients/time needed!


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 21.9 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 418 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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