Tuna sweet potato jackets

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

If your standby supper is baked potatoes with tuna, switch to sweet potatoes and a fresh, spicy topping - budget-friendly and low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
238
protein
12g
carbs
44g
fat
3g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
13g
salt
0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes (about 200g each)
  • 185g can tuna in spring water, drained
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • juice 1 lime
  • 6 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • handful coriander leaves

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Method

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place on a microwaveable plate and cook on High for 18-20 mins, or until tender. Split in half and place each one, cut-side up, on a serving plate.
  2. Flake the drained tuna with a fork and divide between the sweet potatoes. Top with the red onion and chilli, then squeeze over the lime juice. Top with a dollop of yogurt and scatter over the coriander, to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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kathynicolson's picture
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I thought this might be a bit dry so I mixed the ingredients up with a table spoon of the yogurt then served with extra yogurt onion slices and lime juice. It was fabulous, tangy, sour, fishy, creamy balancing beautifully with the sweet potato....yummy

mdv1967's picture

umm . not sure i got this right. Sweet potatoes had odd texture, coriander was not as strong tasting as I've had before n chilli ghad no kick!
I may try again, but instead i'll steam sweet pototoes, test coriander before i buy n get stronger chilli.
I like the combo of tuna lime n yogurt though.

fionashaw5's picture
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This was soso, was nice but as my husband said it didn't blow him away!

katie91's picture
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I absolutely love this recipe. It's so simple and as a student is a great alternative to the normal jacket potato. I didn't have yogurt so improvised with salsa, mayonnaise and sour cream and onion dip, having a section of each. I must say that both the salsa and sour cream dip add that extra dimension that you don't get from yoghurt. Definitely worth trying!

taliie's picture
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Have made this a few times now. It's cheap and easy and I love sweet potato. The lime makes a lot of difference and the greek yoghurt is a must!

apples99's picture

Anyone watch Hugh Fernely Whittingstalls Fish fight on Channel 4 last week or seen the Greenpeace tinned tuna league table?

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/tunaleaguetable

Make sure you use pole and line caught tuna for this dish rather than that has been caught using large nets which kill dolphins, turtles and sharks as by-catch. pole and line tuna can be found at Sainsbury's, marks & spencer and waitrose but unsure about the others...

cocovanilla's picture
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Was very sceptical to this one, but was pleasantly surprised. The flavors go well together and it's such a healthy mix of veggies and meat. Will make again as soon as possible!

paddy57's picture

can you freeze this and would a little bit of feta cheese go nice and what other filling besides tuna

emksteele's picture
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This was so easy, and was fantastic! Healthy, cheap, easy, and very delicious. Five stars.

josephina86's picture
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Unusual but really tasty and easy to do. Definitely make again. I cooked the red onion though and also added some cherry tomatoes!

nikkibutler's picture

Great supper dish and low fat but delicious too!

pinkystan's picture
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Delicious and so easy to make. A regular addition to our weeknight menus : )

cfielder's picture
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easy, filling, low fat and very yummy!! What more can you ask for??? I sprinkle some Cayen Pepper on it to add a kick

neferet-50's picture

hmm i really need to know if this would freeze...
it still sounds like a really good recipe though and i will try it! x

neferet-50's picture

hmm i really need to know if this would freeze...
it still sounds like a really good recipe though and i will try it! x

sohaila01's picture
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Very nice! The first time i made this i was a bit wary as i wasn't sure if the flavours would all go together but it was gorgeous! A really good, low fat dish....i'm making it again tonight! :)

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