Butter Tuna

Meal Type: Mains

Tuna is just as good, if not better than chicken in this favourite Indian dish!


  • 2 cans (130g) Ocean’s No Drain Solid Light Tuna With Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely diced
  • 1 can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can coconut milk


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add grapeseed oil and warm for 2 minutes. Add onions, curry, paprika, chipotle powder and sauté for 4 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, and fresh ginger and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and bring to a gentle boil for half an hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add coconut milk and continue on a gentle boil for 20 minutes.
  5. Add tuna and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve over rice.

Tips and Tricks

Grapeseed oil has a higher burning point than olive oil. Grapeseed oil will also take on the other flavours of the dish. You can also use canola oil instead of grapeseed oil.