3 ways with canned tuna

3 ways with canned tuna

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  • 6-8
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 10 minutes


  • 170 g can Woolworths light meat tuna solid in brine, drained
  • 2 t coconut milk 
  • 1 T lemongrass
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2 slices white bread, roughly torn into small chunks
  • 20 g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 80 g panko breadcrumbs
  • oil, for frying
  • Woolworths Crunchita™ lettuce leaves, for serving
  • Woolworths pickled red onion petals, for serving
  • 1 Mediterranean cucumber, shaved
  • mayonnaise, for serving
  • Fresh micro herbs, for serving
  •  Tuna pâté
  • Woolworths light meat shredded tuna in brine
  • crème fraîche
  • cream cheese
  • Woolworths Asian chilli Szechuan pepper oil, for serving
  • sesame seeds, for serving
  • fresh micro herbs, for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • crackers, for serving
  • Tuna crostini
  • 1 Woolworths baguette, sliced and toasted
  • 4-6 roasted red peppers
  • 100 g Woolworths Mediterranean vine tomatoes, roasted
  • 70 g Woolworths pitted green olives with basil and garlic
  • 180 g jar Woolworths Albacore white tuna fillets in olive oil with lemon and black pepper

Cooking Instructions

Mini fish cakes (Makes 12)

1. Mix tuna, coconut milk, lemongrass paste, lime zest, eggs, bread slices and coriander. Shape according to your liking and then roll in panko breadcrumbs.

2. Fry for 5 minutes until golden brown.

3. Serve in a lettuce leaf, topped with pickled red onions, shaved cucumbers, mayonnaise and fresh herbs.

Tuna pâté

1. Mix tuna in brine, crème fraîche, cream cheese. Mix until smooth.

2. Top with Asian chilli Szechuan pepper oil and sesame seeds.

3. Serve with, fresh herbs, lime wedge and crackers

Tuna crostini

1. Toast baguettes slice, and serve with roasted red peppers, roasted tomatoes, and olives. Top with lemon & black pepper tuna. Serve.

Photography: Jan Ras 
Recipes and production: Brita du Plessis
Food assistants: Josh van Zyl

The Woolies "tunaverse" is full of options and possibilities. Find everyday staples like canned shredded tuna or tuna chunks in brine or oil or explore the rest of the range. For on-the-go snacking and light meals, choose the 85g tuna pouches in flavours including Mexican salsa, tomato and herb, and black pepper-and-lime dressing. The albacore tuna fillets are fantastic in pasta dishes or elevated salads. Woolworths' canned, jarred and pouched tuna is 100% traceable and responsibly caught in South Africa, the USA and New Zealand as part of the Fishing for the Future initiative, which aims to support coastal communities and protect our oceans and future stocks of tuna.

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