Posts Tagged ‘Lentils’

September 28th, 2008

Tuna with Lentils Category: Recipes

One of my brothers was telling me last week what he’d had for tea – Tuna steak with lentils and sweet potato wedges.  I’m not keen on sweet potatoes but the Lentils sounded good so I asked for the recipe.

Now, I’ not sure if I’ve missed something but the lentils started to dry out quickly in the pan so I tweaked the recipe slightly, added a little cream and we ended up with this…


  • 1 Tin of green lentils
  • Coriander
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground cumin seeds
  • 1 medium chilli finely chopped and de-seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon double cream
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tuna Steaks
  • 4 Tomatoes


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°c
  2. Halve the tomatoes and roast for 30 minutes – start the rest of the cooking after 15 minutes
  3. Finely chop the onion, garlic and chilli
  4. Put lentils in a a pan with the copped onion, garlic and chilli and the cumin seeds
  5. Add 6 tablespoons of water to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Meanwhile start to griddle the Tuna – ours were well cooked
  7. When lentils are cooked, take off heat and stir through the double cream then add the coriander leaves
  8. Serve Tuna on top of lentils with roasted tomatoes around the side