Sweet and Spicy Tuna with Scallions

Sweet and Spicy Tuna with Scallions

Simple and healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

This recipe is simple, but soooo tasty and healthy. No frying because I hate it. And there is a pinch of sweetness from the coconut sugar. The coconut sugar is one of the seasoning that Indonesians often use in their dish. Its tasted more caramel-y than white sugar and has low glycemic index. Coconut sugar is usually shaped into a block.

For you who came from northern hemisphere, this recipe is perfect for cool weather. Perfect because the chilies and ginger will make your body warmer and small calories from this recipe wouldnt make you feel obliged to do exercise. Haha, just kidding.

Make it and tell me how it turns out. 😉

Sweet and Spicy Tuna

Prep time:  10 mins                                        Serves: 2-4

Cook time:  10 mins

Total time:  20 mins

This sweet and spicy tuna with scallions is so simple to make, yet so full of flavor and healthy,


250 gr tuna, salted and boiled

1 stalk scallions, chopped

2 cloves garlic

4 cloves shallots

4 chilies, or to your taste

½ tsp fresh ginger, crushed

½ medium tomato, cut into 4 pieces

1 tbsp coconut sugar (or substitute with brown sugar)

1 tbsp oil, I use coconut oil

½ cup water

salt and pepper to taste


1. Add the chilies, coconut sugar, garlic, shallots, and ginger into the mortar. Crush until smooth. Or you can use food processor.

2. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chili paste and saute for 2 minutes. Add half of the chopped scallions.

3. Add the water, tomato and tuna. Stir for 3-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Top with the remaining chopped scallions.

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