A Salad? How about Spicy Tuna?

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This is a very Thai recipe (chilli powder, help yourself) that not only provides your family with a nourishing salad, but can help with future health.  Tuna fish has the essential Omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart.  After all, 10 million Inuits can’t be wrong (they don’t like to be called Eskimos any more).  If it is too spicy, halve the chilli powder.

Cooking Method

Quickly cook the tuna meat in the wok, or use tinned tuna after draining for a while.  Mix sugar, lime juice, chilli powder and fish sauce.  Then add ground rice, fresh shallots, tuna meat and mix well.  Add coriander, roasted garlic, kaffir lime leaf, and mix and toss gently.  Top the salad with fried lemon grass.  Serve with fresh lettuce leaves and other seasonal vegetables such as string bean, cucumber and basil leaf.

Ingredients Serves 3-4
Tuna meat, cut in cubes 200 gm
Lime juice 1 tbspn
Chilli powder 1 tspn
Sugar 1 tspn
Fish sauce 1 tbspn
Roasted ground rice grains 1 tbspn
Shallots, fresh, chopped 5 bulbs
Lemon grass, sliced and fried 3 stalks
Garlic, chopped, fried 2 cloves
Coriander, chopped 1 tbspn
Kaffir lime leaf, chopped 1 tspn