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Tuna with Tomatoes, Onions and Capers

The food we throw together when we do not have to cook for someone else is often something that others might think would be disgusting. That might have been my experience if I had served the concoction it takes me less than five minutes to throw together for a dinner meal sometimes.

Sometimes, I realize that I have not eaten throughout the day, short of a few pretzels or a frozen lime pop. I know that I need to put something into my gut and know that protein is important for me.

I will rummage through my pantry and my refrigerator and can usually find these ingredients:

-1 can of imported Italian tuna in pure olive oil
-Piece of yellow onion, chopped
-Roma tomato, sliced thinly
-1 Tbsp. of imported capers in brine, drained
-1 Garlic clove, minced
-Crushed, dried red pepper flakes

Then to cook:
-Drain the olive oil from the tuna into a small skillet; add the onion, tomato, garlic, capers and pepper flakes and saute over medium heat until onion is cooked.
-Add the tuna and heat through.
-Serve over rice or toss with pasta. (I usually keep either cooked and in the refrigerator or freezer for these quick meals.)

I love this, and I am glad that I do not have to worry about whether or not someone else would like it or not. There are many moments that living alone really does have its benefit.

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© Copyright 2015- Coral Levang - All Rights Reserved.

Adapted from original written and submitted March 24, 2014 to Bubblews and later removed by author.

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Paulie wrote on August 24, 2015, 11:13 PM

This looks like a very good recipe and better for eating. I have always hated cooking for myself unless it is something easy like microwaving food.

CoralLevang wrote on August 24, 2015, 11:22 PM

I'm all for easy, especially since it's just me. Often times, I will just heat up some rice and put a can of fish over it. Just to get something in my gut. But this is one I like. I also posted an easy curry recipe I use (or adapt) from time to time.

Paulie wrote on August 25, 2015, 12:21 AM

I will make it a point to read the curry recipe.

Rufuszen wrote on August 25, 2015, 8:46 AM

Sounds tasty, I'd lose the capers not overkeen.

CoralLevang wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:04 AM

Is this not considered a "real dinner"? Nice big salad with it, and it's something I've made for friends.

CoralLevang wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:05 AM

There are so few of them in there, that they just add a bit of brininess/tang to the dish. Olives would work, too.

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:49 AM

Might be good but I am allergic to any kind of fish. so I would have to substitute on that.

CoralLevang wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:53 AM

I would be so sad, if that were the case with me. I live for fish and crustaceans.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 25, 2015, 6:32 PM

I am not a big fan of tuna but if I used ground turkey or chicken instead I think I could make a meal of that.

CoralLevang wrote on August 26, 2015, 1:33 AM

Then it would be a different recipe. LOL

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 26, 2015, 9:03 PM

You can be so technical. Instead of tuna, "Chicken of the Sea," I'll use chicken, "Tuna of the Barnyard."

cheri wrote on August 26, 2015, 10:18 PM

We always have tuna at home and this is a good new recipe to add.

CoralLevang wrote on August 27, 2015, 1:19 AM


CoralLevang wrote on August 27, 2015, 1:20 AM

I have tried it with many different ones, but the best is the Italian one with the olive oil. But I'm sure it could be adapted. I have even eaten something like this with canned mackerel, which most Americans won't eat.

But then I eat bagoong (sp?). ROFL