I like to include fish as part of our diet at least 3 times a week; Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs or Tinned Fish Chutney and roti for breakfast, Tuna for lunch and a piece of baked Salmon or Hake and chips for dinner.
I tasted the Maldivian version of Tuna Salad on a trip there last year. I was fascinated that I could taste and feel coconut in the mixture so I asked the Chef for his recipe. My kids prefer this served with crackers rather than bread.
Conrad Maldives Tuna Salad, with my amendments:
For my family size I use 3 tins of Woolworths solid tuna in sunflower oil. Even though I drain the oil, whatever oil is left keeps the tuna moist.
To this add:
- finely cubed tomato, cucumber, red onion
- finely chopped Miami sweet and tangy gherkins
- finely chopped red chilli with the seeds removed (for kids)
- chopped spring onion or coriander - 2 heaped tablespoon of dessicated coconut
- a squeeze of half a medium size lemon or 1 full lime
- 1 heaped tablespoon of Hellmans mayonnaise - salt and pepper
Spoon this into your lunch containers and serve with Wheatsworth crackers.
1. Lunchboxes from @frompaperchase
2. Milk in a jar with a screw-top lid. Keep the milk in a freezer for an hour so it gets cold.
3. A small container of Fruit Loops. They have an option to either pour the milk in or eat it on its own as a little snack.
4. A pack of Checkers OMG Strawberry Fruit Gums. These are Sanha-approved.
5. I leave the tuna cans overnight in the fridge. I also leave the prepared lunch in the fridge and pack just before the kids leave.
6. Crackers to eat with the tuna. Include small spoon.
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