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Delicious homemade seasoned tuna with coconut milk sauce, recipe from my grandmother.

Seasoned Tuna with Coconut Milk Sauce

Course Main Course
Keyword coconut milk, fish, seasoned tuna, tuna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 250 g Seasoned tuna
  • 65 ml Coconut milk
  • 10 Cayenne pepper
  • 6 cloves Onion choped
  • 3 cloves Garlic choped
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cm Ginger crushed
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 1 Lemongrass
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Green onion
  • Cooking oil


  1. Heat cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat.

  2. Add onion and garlic, stirring occasionally about 3 minutes.

  3. After 3 minutes, add crushed ginger, lemongrass and bay-leaf, keep stirring occasionally for 1 minutes.

  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and wait until the water boiled, then add tuna; if the tuna seasoned, you don't have to add salt anymore because it's already salty.

  5. Add pepper and cayenne pepper; if you want to make it spicy, you can chop the cayenne pepper.

  6. Then add another 1/2 cup of water, coconut milk and lastly green onion.

  7. Let it cook until the sauce thickens.

  8. Turn off the heat then put it into a bowl and garnish with green onion.

Recipe Notes

For making Seasoned Tuna:

  1. cut tuna into 1×2 inch cubes,
  2. seasoned with salt and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, then
  3. steamed for 15 minutes.

You can substitute seasoned tuna with canned tuna.