Quick Thai-style Tuna Noodles

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Try this quick 20 minute noodle dish, easy enough to make after a long day at work, and tasty enough to cheer you up on a chilly January day.

quick thai style tuna noodles

Long Quick Thai Style Tuna Noodles

Do you use pre-prepared veg? Most of us do. Is it cheating?

Nearly all of our food these days undergoes some form of processing. I was brought up to believe that pre-prepared veg is more expensive, and in many cases it is, but it does have its place. It was a long time, though, before I realised that unless you’re feeding a crowd, packets of stir fry veg save a fortune. There’s no way I could get that variety of veg for less than £2, and without wastage. It’s not cheating – it’s common sense.

I can’t rightly call this a stir fry as it requires very little stirring, and no frying. It’s not an authentic thai dish, but captures a little exotic Thai flavour in a package that was creamily aromatic, and so quick it was ready before the toddler had chewed his own arm off.

Yields 2-4

Quick Thai-style Tuna Noodles

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 family sized pack of stir fry veg
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lime
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • dried egg noodles according to appetite


  1. Put all the veg into a large frying pan. Open the cans of tuna, drain them, and mix into the veg.
  2. Open the cocout milk and pour it in. Switch the pan onto a medium heat. Don't worry if it doesn't seem to have a lot of liquid as the vegetables will produce water as they cook.and coconut milk and switch the heat on.
  3. Sprinkle the spices into the pan. Zest the lime, add it and mix well. It should be starting to cook.
  4. Put the noodles on to boil. Rinse the basil and tear it roughly. Juice the lime.
  5. When the noodles are tender train them and mix them in, along with the lime juice and basil. If you wish you can reserve some basil to use as a garnish.
  6. Devour.
Cuisine: Thai-style | Recipe Type: Dinner


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