Tuna Green Curry

This tuna green curry uses my own homemade green curry paste.

Dave and I have been very busy after work each night doing the wiring for the house we are building. It has been quite a task as the electrician we paid to do the work did a really bad job. We have had to cut into the concrete slab in the kitchen to sort out a problem and Dave eventually bought a nylon fish line to get around the corners where the electrician had made tight turns. The electrician has also made one of our plug points a light switch and the light switch the plug point. Thankfully Dave was able to swap them around behind the fireplace. We are missing a light switch in the kitchen even though it is on the electrical plans he worked off. The hardest job so far has been getting the wires down to the braai. This was the first bit of wiring Dave wanted to do as we need to get the wiring done for the swimming pool. Once the wiring for the swimming pool is complete we can get the garden leveled off and I can start planting. So, each night Dave has come home and we have worked, which has meant supper has to be an easy affair and not take too long to cook. This is one dish that takes no time at all and moreover, it was really tasty. Add more green curry paste if you like things hot, this curry was very mild.

Tuna Green Curry
Tuna Green Curry
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Tuna Green Curry

Recipe Category: Seafood
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 15 mls coconut oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 10 mls green curry paste
  • 2 courgettes, sliced
  • 400 mls coconut cream
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 300 g tuna, cut into chunks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


  • heat the coconut oil in a pan and sauté the shallots until soft
  • add the curry paste and stir until you can smell the spices developing
  • add the courgettes and cook for 2 minutes
  • add the coconut cream and bring to a simmer
  • add the carrots and leave to simmer until the carrots are soft
  • add the tuna and cook for 5 minutes
  • season to taste and serve with some basmati rice

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30 thoughts on “Tuna Green Curry

  1. Some people are so incompetent (electrician), good luck with the wiring
    The dish looks delicious 🙂

  2. Builders are the worst – and all the other counterparts like electricians that go with it. I have yet to hear or have a good experience. I bet you cannot wait to get settled now. 😀
    What an awesome curry.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. our builder is better than most, but he is still a builder! We are a long way off from being settled sadly, but it is fun in the meantime 🙂

  3. Sounds lovely and those veggies in there..yum! Wish I could send Big Man over to sort out your problems..he usually deal with pylons, but he knows his stuff! What a pain to have had the job done so incompetently even after working off plans and now having to put it all right yourselves.

  4. Oh dear, that electrician doesn’t sound to be a very bright spark at all. ;( You and Dave have really had your work cut out for you. Love the sound of this tuna dish. Yum! xxx

  5. Oh gosh I know remember what it’s like dealing with builders – good, bad and indifferent! But what a tasty meal to come home to.
    Looking forwar dto seeing/reading about the planting too !!

  6. Thank goodness that you and your husband can remedy the problem. Your curry sounds like it was a comforting meal after your hectic days.

  7. I really hope you have good luck with the build. I just dislike when people can’t do the job. This dish looks really good

    1. I can also not stand it when people don’t do something properly, or finish what they have started. But with the building project, I have learnt that is more the norm 🙂

  8. It is never easy to deal with builders, hope everything goes well for you, I just love fish curries, I’ve never make with tuna, this is a recipe to try:)

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