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Sweet and Sour Canned Tuna

With sweet and sour canned tuna, your canned tuna will be smothered with complex flavors, making it more palatable and exciting to eat. Stop eating your tuna straight from the can and let’s turn it into a more delicious dish like this sweet and sour canned tuna! With one of the best flavors in the world, the canned tuna is a very convenient meat source to be used in a sweet and sour dish. Best served with hot steaming rice!

SWEET AND SOUR CANNED TUNA RECIPE

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Open the cans of tuna and drain the oil. Transfer the tuna flakes in a large bowl.
  2. Heat some fresh oil in a pan. Fry the diced potatoes until light brown. Then, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, add the garlic and onions. Saute for a few minutes using medium heat setting. Add the chopped red and green bell peppers and saute.
  4. Add the reserved oil from the tuna flakes and the tomato sauce. Stir for a few minutes until boiling.
  5. Once boiling, add the drained fried potatoes and the drained tuna flakes.
  6. Add the pineapple tidbits including the syrup. Stir and mix well. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for 3 more minutes.
  7. Transfer the sweet and sour canned tuna to a serving plate and serve with a big bowl of hot steaming rice. Enjoy!

SWEET AND SOUR CANNED TUNA

If you are one of those who got a lot of canned goods last Christmas, then we are having the same dilemma. It’s already April but the canned goods we got from the pamasko are still many! One good thing about canned goods is that they have a long shelf life so we can still use them safely even after 4 months.

Most of the canned goods we got are luncheon meat, corned beef and canned tuna. I usually use the luncheon meat and corned beef as a part of the meat sauce in a spaghetti (it was really yumyum!) so they are the first to ran out. For the tuna, we usually make them into either sauteed with rice, or tuna spread. We even tried making the famous sushi bake! But we still have a few canned tuna stocks left.

Canned tuna is really one of the best canned goods. But if you eat tuna almost everyday, then you need to step up your game to make every dish uniquely appetizing.

Since we had some tuna for quite a while now, I can really taste its salty ocean flavor. Although good, I want to add some acidity to it to remove the “umay”. For acidity, we use sour ingredients to compliment the salty flavor. The first ingredient that I though of was pineapples. And yep! I decided to transform the simple canned tuna to a sweet and sour dish!

Thanks to ready to use pineapples and the sweet and sour sauce is now very easy to make. Aside from canned tuna, you can also try this recipe to other canned dishes to compliment the saltiness and make it a more lively dish!

If you wanna know how to make sweet and sour canned tuna, read and follow the quick recipe below. Happy cooking!

HOW TO MAKE SWEET AND SOUR CANNED TUNA

What’s best about using canned goods as the main meat is that there will be a very little preparation needed. Saute the aromatics and the other veggies (pre-fry the potatoes since they cook slow). The sauce base will be made using the drained oil from the tuna and the sour tomato sauce. Let the sauce simmer before adding the tuna flakes and the potatoes. Lastly, add the pineapple tidbits. You can crush them gently to have their flavors more in the sauce. Lastly, season with salt and pepper and add some chili flakes if you like it a bit spicy.

I love sweet and sour canned tuna either as an ulam for rice, a dip or spread for bread, or the meat base for tuna spaghetti. Enjoy this dish however you like. Yum!

Sweet and Sour Canned Tuna

Servings

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (180 grams) of tuna flakes in oil

  • 1 large potato (diced)

  • 1 small green bell pepper (chopped)

  • 1 small red bell pepper (chopped)

  • 1 small pack (115 grams) pineapple tidbits

  • 1 small pack (115 grams) tomato sauce

  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)

  • 1 small onion (chopped)

  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper to taste

Directions

  • Open the cans of tuna and drain the oil. Transfer the tuna flakes in a large bowl.
  • Heat some fresh oil in a pan. Fry the diced potatoes until light brown. Then, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • Using the same pan, add the garlic and onions. Saute for a few minutes using medium heat setting. Add the chopped red and green bell peppers and saute.
  • Add the reserved oil from the tuna flakes and the tomato sauce. Stir for a few minutes until boiling.
  • Once boiling, add the drained fried potatoes and the drained tuna flakes.
  • Add the pineapple tidbits including the syrup. Stir and mix well. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for 3 more minutes.
  • Transfer the sweet and sour canned tuna to a serving plate and serve with a big bowl of hot steaming rice. Enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Canned Tuna Recipe (TAGALOG)

Mga Sangkap:

Paano Lutuin:

  1. Buksan ang lata ng tuna at idrain ang mantika. Ilipat ang tuna flakes sa isang bowl.
  2. Magpainit ng mantika (bago) sa kawali. Iprito ang patatas hanggang maging light brown. Alisin ang mga ito sa kawali at isantabi.
  3. Gamit ang parehong kawali, ilagay ang bawang at sibuyas at igisa ng ilang minuto gamit ang katamtamang apoy. Ilagay ang red at green bell peppers at igisa.
  4. Ilagay ang mantika galing sa tuna flakes at ang tomato sauce. Haluin ng ilang minuto hanggang kumulo.
  5. Kapag kumukulo na, ibalik sa kawali ang prinitong patatas at ang tuna flakes.
  6. Ilagay ang pineapple tidbits at ang syrup nito. Haluin. Timplahan ng asin at paminta. Lutuin pa ito ng 3 minuto.
  7. Ilipat ang sweet and sour canned tuna sa serving plate at ihain kasama ng malaking bowl ng mainit na kanin. Yum!