Tuna balls in tomato & red pepper sauce

Tuna balls in tomato & red pepper sauce

If you're short on time, you could cook the balls in a pot of Asda Tomato & Basil Sauce.

By , 21 September 2015
Tuna balls in tomato & red pepper sauce
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.54 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 393g serving contains
  • Fat med
    17.8g
    25%
  • Saturates low
    4.3g
    22%
  • Sugars low
    13.8g
    15%
  • Salt low
    0.7g
    11%
  • Energy 2688KJ 642KCAL
    31%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 684kJ/163kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pointed sweet red pepper, de-seeded and sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 390g tetra pack Asda Chopped Tomatoes With Garlic
  • 3 level tsp dried oregano
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 400g pack Asda Frozen Tuna Steaks, thawed and drained
  • 50g bread (slightly stale)
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 350g spaghetti
  • 25g Parmesan, grated
Method
  • Cook the chopped onion and pepper in a pan with half the oil until soft but not coloured. Add the tomatoes, 2 tsp of the oregano and 3 tbsp water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the ketchup and blitz with a hand-held blender until almost smooth. Season.

  • While the sauce is cooking, cut the tuna and bread into small pieces and put in a bowl with the rest of the oregano. Season and blitz with a hand-held blender until the tuna is finely chopped. Add enough egg to bind the mixture together and then shape into 16 balls.

  • Heat the rest of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the tuna balls a few at a time, turning often, until they change colour all over.

  • Add the tuna balls to the sauce and simmer very gently for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add the spaghetti to a pan of boiling water and bring back to the boil. Simmer fast for 10-12 minutes until just tender. Drain and top with the tuna balls and sauce. Add Parmesan shavings before serving.