|I found these lovely, smooth skinned and firm potatoes at the vegetable market yesterday and thought up this recipe just to use them! I also found some onion stalks with the buds on. If you haven’t seen these, they look like spring onion stalks, only they’re thicker, firmer, totally hollow and quite long, with a bud at the top. The curried tuna is wonderfully spiced and goes perfectly with the gently seasoned potatoes. Its quite satisfying too.
First! Find the loveliest, firmest and smoothest potatoes you can lay your hands on. Scrub them gently, slice in half lengthwise and toss into a pot of boiling water. Throw in a bit of turmeric powder, salt and a handful of fresh coriander. Boil till tender.
In the meantime, steam some tuna and flake with a fork. Chop the onion stalks, one batch coarse and one batch fine. Slice some garlic finely. Find a pan, heat a little oil – toss in the garlic and coarsely chopped onion stalks, followed by curry powder (I used Bolst) and then the tuna. You could add a little water to mix the whole thing thoroughly if you like. About 5 – 6 minutes should see the tuna cooked. Add a little salt and chilli powder if you like.
When the tuna is just about done, melt a little butter in a pan along with the finely chopped onion stalks.
Finally, put the potatoes on a plate, stack with the tuna and then pour the butter/onion mixture over it all.
Believe me, it tastes good!