Back in college and in my early years as a yuppie, I was powered by canned tuna. I used to make sandwiches using canned tuna and sauté tuna with soy sauce, calamansi, onion and egg. I know it isn’t ideal, but I didn’t have much time in my hands. Canned tuna was pretty accessible and convenient.
Tuna is a popular canned product worldwide, especially among busy bees, because it’s easy to get, easy to store, and easy to prepare. Since the quarantine period began, because I was a bit afraid to go out all the time, I found myself relying on canned tuna when we’re running out of fresh ingredients. But because I can’t make sandwiches every single time, I combed through the internet to find more ways to enjoy canned tuna. Here are some creative and practical recipes we found on YouTube.
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The Negosyo Recipe channel shares its tuna sisig recipe using canned tuna, red onion, ginger, red chili, green chili, black pepper, sugar, liquid seasoning, calamansi, mayonnaise, and chicharon. The measurements and the estimated price are also included in the description box of the video. The recipe is good for 3-4 servings.
Tuna Bread Pie
Nanay Lady‘s tuna pie recipe doesn’t require making a dough from scratch. Just buy a loaf bread and you’re good to go. Aside from tuna and loaf bread, ingredients include onion, mayonnaise, cheese, eggs, and bread crumbs. The complete list of ingredients and the text format for the cooking procedure are found in the description box too.
Foodie Pinoy makes her version of Pinoy-favorite lumpia using tuna as filling. Other ingredients she used are garlic, onion, bell pepper, potato, carrot, and lumpia wrapper.
Spiced Tuna Fish Cake
Gordon Ramsay weaves his magic in the kitchen as he shows us how to prepare fish cakes using canned tuna. Other ingredients he used are water chestnuts, spring onions, ginger, coriander, red chili, fresh kaffir lime leaves (or use bay leaves), eggs, fish sauce, salt and black pepper. For water chestnuts, you may buy it in the can. For the dipping sauce, you may choose to follow his recipe or make your own.
Tuna Oatmeal Patties, Tuna Sandwich & Tuna Spaghetti
The Cooking Foodie suggested four high-protein recipes that you can have for lunch, dinner, snack, or even a post-workout meal. The video showcases the following:
- Tuna Sandwich
- Tuna Oatmeal Patties
- Tuna Quinoa Patties
- Spaghetti Tuna & Tomato Sauce
Tuna Salad Recipes
For those who are watching their weight, TheSeriousfitness channel prepares four healthy tuna salad recipes that are light yet filling. Without the need to cook, boil or bake, salad bowls are surely easy to make –just toss the ingredients into a bowl and pour salad dressing. That’s it! The video presents the following tuna salad recipes:
- Avocado Tuna Salad
- Chickpea Tuna Salad w/ Spinach
- Tuna & Corn Salad
- Quinoa Tuna Salad