Pepper Tuna with Tomatoes

Watching a travel program this evening motivated me to run into the kitchen and start doing *something*, not knowing exactly what I was going to end up with.

I started by cutting a few slices off a gourd and sauteing them in a little olive oil. Next came the tuna, which was steamed, shredded, seasoned with fresh ground black pepper, chopped jalapenos and salt, then mixed with a little really hot olive oil. What next… peeled, chopped and boiled potatoes in salted water – mashed ’em and seasoned that with salt, chilli powder, a little turmeric, a splash of milk and a dash of worcestershire. Retrieved the lightly slit tomatoes that were in a pot of boiling water, peeled and chopped them and then chopped an onion. Both went into a frying pan with some hot olive oil and sauteed. Added some garlic and then some stock. thicken a little and take off the heat.

Finally – layer the potatoes, tuna, gourd in any way you prefer and serve with the tomato-onion mixture. Perhaps some warm bread drizzled with a little olive oil and sprinkled with some parmesan and pepper?

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.