Steamed Tuna Recipe

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.
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Preparation Time35 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
Speciality, Main Ingredient,
Interest Group


 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Green bell pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), thinly sliced
 Onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), thinly sliced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
 Seasoned salt1 Teaspoon
 Dried rosemary2 Teaspoon
 Ketchup1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Canned tune18 Ounce, drained

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 220 Calories from Fat 87

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g8.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15.3 mg

Sodium 797.4 mg33.2%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.94 g3.8%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 25 g50.1%

Vitamin A 2.8% Vitamin C 10.6%

Calcium 3.6% Iron 9.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.