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Tuna Curry in a Hurry

Tuna Curry in a Hurry

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A fast and easy tuna dish with a creamy curry sauce. Serve over rice pilaf.

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  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add garlic, onions and green pepper. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft.
  2. Stir in tuna, sour cream, curry powder, salt and pepper. Heat until warm and serve.
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I made this the diet way, swapping 1 TB olive oil for the butter and using nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream. Served over basmati rice, it was a delicious (and easy) lunch for a cold, rainy, Fall day.


What a unique flavor! As written, it's somewhat bland; but I followed the suggestions below and doubled the curry powder and added a teaspoon of cumin (which proved to be just a little too much). Amazing! A dash of cayenne masks the offputting fishiness of chunk light tuna (i.e. the cheap stuff) and adds a nice bite. I'm sure it'd be even better with solid white albacore. Dicing the onions and peppers adds a nice texture. Definitely a keeper for great sandwiches during Lent.


I was delightfully surprised by how well this turned out. It's a quick, tasty, high-protein meal that I will probably make again and again. I like spicey food, so I tripled the curry powder and added some cumin and chili peppers as well. I fried some tomatoes in with the onion and garlic, and added two tablespoons of brown sugar to cut the sourness of the sour cream a little. The best part was how juicy and tasty the canned tuna turned out to be. Thanks for posting it!