Tuna in Coconut Cream Recipe

Project 365 - Day 35 - 4th Feb 08 : TUNA IN COCONUT CREAM

OK. Don't be surprised. This may seem totally out of place here. But, as I've mentioned some time ago, I used to have a side food blog here at ShaiCoggins.com. It was called "Dash Food". I started it as a way to write down my recipes, share some restaurant reviews, and post my growing collection of food-related photos. Yes, I LOVE taking pictures of food.

Anyway, since I was really finding it difficult to maintain, I decided to integrate Dash Food in to this blog when I moved back to WordPress. Hence, the addition of the Food + Dining category.

And, now that I promised I'd share my recipe for this quick and easy meal with some folks, I know I have to do it. And, since cooking and food are very much a part of me... Well.... Here 'ya go. 😉


  • 1 can tuna in oil (approx. 200 grams)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 can coconut cream or coconut milk (approx. 100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon dry coriander
  • 1-2 red chillis, sliced (optional)
  • pinch of salt or garlic salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • small slice of lime (optional)

How To Cook:
Saute sliced onions and crushed garlic in 1 tsp of oil in pan. You might want to use a bit of the oil from the tuna can. Once lightly browned, add the tuna. Mix. Then, add the coconut cream. Stir. Add flavour by mixing the other ingredients (dry coriander, salt, pepper). If you want it to have a bit of heat/spice, add some chillis. Stir it together for 2 to 3 minutes until the sauce starts to simmer. This is highly optional, but if you want to add a bit of twist, just squeeze a small slice of lime juice in. Then, give it a final stir. Take it out of the pan and put it in to a dish and serve with white jasmine rice. Enjoy!

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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