'Steamed' in Bahamian food isn't done with water. Instead it is when food is seasoned with onion, green pepper, and either tomato paste or ketchup. This is a great Bahamian recipe using canned tuna. Great with white rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook and stir until limp. Reduce the heat to medium, and stir in the seasoned salt, rosemary and ketchup. Simmer, stirring constantly, until slightly brown. Mix in the tuna, and cook for about 5 more minutes to blend the flavors before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 6.3g; fat 2.9g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 407.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2006
I decided to try this for a change of pace and to use some canned tuna that was a little more strongly flavored than we like for sandwiches. As I was making it I started having strong doubts that this could POSSIBLY be any good and was already formulating possible scathing reviews in my mind!:P Imagine my surprise when I took the first forkful and it was actually GOOD! I used diluted tomato paste instead of ketchup since I was out of ketchup and it was fine; I also put it over some white rice. It was very easy to make. My only complaint is that the recipe vastly overestimates the amount of food that results...there's no way it makes enough for 6! I would double whatever the recipe calls for in order to feed the number you're shooting for unless you're planning to serve it with several sides. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2008
It tasted pretty much like tuna & ketchup. Not worth the ingredients in my opinion. Read More
(7)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2006
I decided to try this for a change of pace and to use some canned tuna that was a little more strongly flavored than we like for sandwiches. As I was making it I started having strong doubts that this could POSSIBLY be any good and was already formulating possible scathing reviews in my mind!:P Imagine my surprise when I took the first forkful and it was actually GOOD! I used diluted tomato paste instead of ketchup since I was out of ketchup and it was fine; I also put it over some white rice. It was very easy to make. My only complaint is that the recipe vastly overestimates the amount of food that results...there's no way it makes enough for 6! I would double whatever the recipe calls for in order to feed the number you're shooting for unless you're planning to serve it with several sides. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2008
It tasted pretty much like tuna & ketchup. Not worth the ingredients in my opinion. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2008
This was a really really easy and quick recipe. It's also pretty good much better than I was expecting at first actually. I did add some diced tomatoes as well and served with white rice and a side salad. A reasonably healthy dinner done really quickly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2006
I really enjoyed this dish. A simple and delicious entree. It also works very well with small macaroni pasta. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
Great recipe for what I call a "supper saver" when you don't have many fresh ingredients in the house:) I though it should be called Sweet and Sour Tuna I found the title misleading. I added some vegetable stock and water/cornstarch mixture to give it some sauce. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2008
This came out great for a last minute dinner! I did not have dried rosemary. I added a few splashes of red wine vinegar to the ketchup. Served over brown rice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
I wanted to add that this works well with tofu as well. I just substitued the tofu for the tuna and added some water to the gravy and let it simmer for awhile. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2012
The trick to this is making sure the ketchup browns well. Keep stirring it so it does not burn. I love it with white rice and a glass of white wine!!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2008
It was a nice way to dress up canned tuna. Read More
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