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Tuna curry with pasta

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 50 minutes Salad

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Serves 5

A tasty, spicy fish dish served with fusilli pasta and madras paste

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For the tuna curry

  • Tuna
  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • Garlic (2 cloves, crushed)
  • Madras spice paste (half a jar)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced into chunks)
  • Chilli or scotch bonnet (finely diced)
  • Fusilli pasta ( half a packet)
  • Water (1and a half litres)
  • Sunflower oil (3 tbsp)
  • Mushrooms or aubergine (diced into chunks)
  • Salt/ pepper (pinch)
  • Ground cumin (2 tsp)

For the salad

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • White wine vinegar


  1. Firstly, put mushrooms or aubergine under the grill. Fry onions and garlic in a deep frying pan for a couple of minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add spice paste to pan and stir for about 5 mins until onions are golden brown and soft. Add tuna and stir around. Season with a little salt, pepper, and ground cumin.

  3. Add mushrooms or aubergine to the pan and then add a small dash of water, and stir around. Then add more water, fill just under brim of pan. Turn down the fire and leave to simmer for 15 mins.

  4. Pour pasta in large sauce pan and full pan with water so that all pasta in covered. Turn the fire on a medium or high heat and boil pasta for 15-20 mins.

  5. For the salad, place cucumber and tomato at the bottom of a large salad bowl. Place lettuce around the bowl. Drizzle vinegar on the salad to give rich flavour.

  6. To finish, put portion of pasta on a plate or bowl, pile 2 tbsp of tuna curry on top of the pasta to serve.

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