Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Brunch: Kuramathi Tuna & Roti

Post honeymoon blues.

I'm convinced my tan is fading. I've used up all but a couple of days of my work holiday entitlement. I doubt I'll be able to wear a maxi dress again any time soon. Or pretty sandals. 10 days of pure bliss.

So, in honor of the best getaway we have ever had - I've recreated our favourite breakfast we ate whilst we were there. This was also served with a firm, meaty style fish in a light coconut curry sauce and rice but the spicy tuna and soft roti were the star of the show.

Spicy Tuna

1 can of responsibly fished tuna in oil, drained. I used a supermarket own brand pole and line caught Maldivian Tuna. If you use brined tuna, simply add a tablespoon of flavourless oil as well so it isnt too dry
1 small shallot, finely sliced
1/2 red pepper, chopped finely
Small handful of coriander, chopped finely
1 clove of garlic minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Small pinch of dried red chilli, salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Juice of half a lemon

1, Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly until the tuna has broken up and distributed evenly through the rest of the ingredients.
2, Cover with cling film and refrigerate. Remove from the fridge ten minutes before serving.

I used this recipe for roti to accompany the tuna and simply cooked them in a dry frying pan.

I am entering this into Fuss Free Flavours' holiday themed Breakfast Club. You can see details on how to enter here.


  1. This sounds delicious...and your honeymoon looks amazing. I love when meals conjure up memories of happy holidays.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Debby. It was so beautiful and relaxing!

  2. What a beautiful place to have spent the first few days of married life, and how wonderful to retain memories with food. Taste and smell are so often important triggers for happy recollections. And as the sun is shining why not wear a maxi dress this week?

    1. Thank you Jude, it was pure bliss. I managed to wear one yesterday but I dont reckon work will let me get away with one for the rest of the week!

  3. Lovely photographs Hannah and the sea is such a stunning colour. The good thing about a really special holiday is that it lives on in memory and photographs. So glad you had a wonderful time.

  4. Nice recipe for a lovely time!!I am your new follower.Meriem