The Engineer’s Cookbook – Spicy Tomato Tuna!!

tuna(shadows in this picture are just great aren’t they? lol sorry guys)

Hi there!! I’ve been preparing a couple of exams but I am back now. 🙂

Today I want to share with you an exclusive recipe that my boy (the future engineer!!) gave me. So we will add cooking to his many talents, and to my blessings!

This is a typical college-student-recipe as it’s inexpensive and very easy, but it still gives you the satisfaction of something home cooked! S. is arabic so he likes to make it VERY spicy but you can play with this as you please. I paired this tuna with roasted spicy bread and alcohol free beer. About that, I invite you all to try the alcool free version!! It tastes awesome, and it’s WAY healthier!!

You will need: 

half onion per person, a garlic clove, two small fresh tomatoes (or a big one),160g canned tuna per person, black pepper, cumin, spicy mix or minced peppers,salt, liquid tomato, fresh jalapenos.

For the bread:

-Two slices og bread per person, half of a garlic clove, spicy mix or red pepper.

How to:

Put a bit of olive oil in a pan and let it warm up. Mince the onions and put them in the oil until almost brown, then add the garlic, cumin, salt and peppers.

Cut the fresh tomatoes in small pieces and add them in the pan. Let it cook for 5-6 mnutes then add the tuna, the liquid tomato and adjust the spices and the salt. Here is the point when you can decide how spicy it will be! Put it on low fire; it will lightly boil so mix it every while until most of the liquid tomato is gone. S. adds cut jalapenos at this point but we don’t have those here and they kill me anyway lol

For the bread: rub the garlic on both sides of the bread, spread the spices  on one side and roast it in a non- stick pan or in the oven until crunchy.

Aaaand it’s done!! Have it while it’s still very hot, and let me know!!

Ciao!!

Giulia

4 Comments Add yours

  1. rkgummer says:

    This looks so yummy! The prefect meal for a college student 🙂 I ate tons of tuna in college, it is easy, cheap, and filling! Thanks for sharing this ❤

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    1. Jojo says:

      Thank you for reading!! :)) Yes, tuna and potatoes are college student’s heroes lol

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  2. Vinny Grette says:

    Great idea! My dad was an engineer and also a very good cook :). I shared one of his specialties, once. It’s easy but it takes a lot of time to simmer away… totally delicious! And appropriate for November’s Remembrance and Thanksgiving – https://cookupastory.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/dads-efforts-in-the-kitchen-often-go-unsung-lets-sing/

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    1. Jojo says:

      Oh thank you so much for sharing!! Engineers are just the best;)

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