Fresh Tuna in Coconut Curry Sauce

"Warm, spicy, creamy and delicious! Serve this tuna dish over jasmine or basmati rice. If your'e in a mood for noodles you can serve it with small egg noodles too. Either way you are in for a tasty treat."
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  • In a small saucepan place 2 cups of water and bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer and place tuna steaks into the water for about 8-10 minutes, covered on low heat.
  • Remove from heat once steaks are opaque and drain water from them and let them cool a bit.
  • Heat oil in frying pan and place diced onion in pan and saute until opaque.
  • Open your coconut milk and place in a med saucepan or deep fry-pan.
  • Add curry powder and stir it in well ( you can adjust curry powder to taste).
  • Cut up tuna steaks into 1" cubes and add to the sauce keeping on a low flame.
  • Add onion and peas to mixture and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over a bed of rice or noodles.

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  1. This is one of my favourite recipes, although I have adapted it to make it more interesting. I double the coconut milk (as it makes it more creamier and thicker), add 6 or 7 teaspoons of yellow curry paste, spinach, roasted peppers, onions and green beans and 2 teaspoons of lime juice. I think it's also better without the paprika but don't leave out the chopped tomatoes. For vegetarians I'd recommend adding some chopped roasted sweet potatoes. Yummy!
  2. Although I didn't have hot curry powder or hot paprika this dish was warm enough. Recipe submitter forgot to include the tomatoes in the directions - do not omit. Since it was only DH & myself I made the whole sauce recipe and removed half to use for a later date. This would be excellent with chicken, seafood or for that matter tender pieces of meat.


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