List of tuna dishes

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This is a list of notable tuna dishes, consisting of foods and dishes prepared using tuna as a primary ingredient. Tuna is a versatile ingredient that is used in a variety of dishes, including entrees, sandwiches, sushi, salads, appetizers, soups and spreads, among others.[1][2]

Tuna dishes[edit]

  • Cakalang fufucured and smoked skipjack tuna clipped on a bamboo frame, a Minahasan delicacy of North Sulawesi, Indonesia.[3]
  • Garudiya – a clear fish broth, it is one of the basic and traditional food items of Maldivian cuisine. The broth is based on tuna species found in the nation's ocean waters such as skipjack (kanḍumas or goḍa), yellowfin tuna (kanneli), little tunny (lațți), or frigate tuna) (raagonḍi).[4]
  • Gulha – a Maldivian snack food, gulha consists of small ball-shaped dumplings that are stuffed with a mixture of tuna, finely chopped onion, grated coconut, lime juice and chili pepper.[5]
  • Kandu kukulhu – also known as tuna curry, it is a traditional Maldivian dish consisting of tuna fillets rolled with spices and cooked in coconut milk.[6]
  • Maldive fish – a cured tuna fish traditionally produced in Maldives, it is a staple of the Maldivian cuisine, Sri Lankan cuisine, as well as the cuisine of the Southern Indian states and territories of Lakshadweep, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • Mas huni – a typical Maldivian breakfast composed of tuna, onion, coconut, and chili pepper.[7]
  • Mas riha – a fish curry of Maldivian cuisine,[7] it is commonly eaten with steamed white rice, but when eaten for breakfast it is served with roshi flatbread and eaten along with hot tea.[4]
  • Rihaakuru – A Maldivian thick food paste produced as a by-product of the processing of tuna.[4]
  • Salade niçoise – freshly cooked or canned tuna is sometimes used in this salad that originated in the French city of Nice.[8]
  • Tekkadon – a type of donburi (a rice bowl dish consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice), tekkadon is a Japanese dish topped with thin-sliced raw tuna sashimi.
  • Tuna casserole – a casserole primarily made with pasta (or rice) and canned tuna, with canned peas and corn sometimes added.
  • Tuna fish sandwich – a sandwich made from canned tuna, usually made into a tuna salad, which is then used as the sandwich's main ingredient.
  • Tuna Helper – a packaged food product from General Mills, sold as part of the Betty Crocker brand. It consists of boxed dried pasta, with the seasonings contained in a powdered sauce packet. Tuna is added to complete the meal.
  • Tuna pot – referred to as marmitako in Basque Country and marmita, marmite or sorropotún in Cantabria, it is a fish stew that was eaten on tuna fishing boats in the Cantabrian Sea.[9]
  • Tuna roll – a type of makizushi (rolled sushi) prepared using raw tuna, sushi rice and nori.[10]
  • Tuna salad – typically consisting of cooked tuna and mayonnaise as key ingredients, various other ingredients are also sometimes used, such as onion and celery, among others.[11][12]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pacific Fisherman. Miller Freeman Publications. 1962. p. 31. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Lowry, D. (2005). The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi: Everything You Need to Know about Sushi Varieties and Accompaniments, Etiquette and Dining Tips, and More. Harvard Common Press. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-55832-307-0. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cakalang Fufu Jadi Pilihan di Sulut" (in Indonesian). 15 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Romero-Frias, Xavier, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom, Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5
  5. ^ Ellis, R. (2008). Maldives. Bradt Guides. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-84162-266-8. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  6. ^ In, Nan-Hie (May 29, 2014). "Other fish in the sea? Not for tuna-mad Maldivians". South China Morning Post. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Masters, Tom (2006).. Maldives. Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74059-977-2, ISBN 978-1-74059-977-1. Pg 84
  8. ^ "FOOD; The Light Side". The New York Times. September 29, 1991. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Barrenechea, T.; Koehler, J.; Hirsheimer, C. (2009). The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking. Ten Speed Press. p. pt188. ISBN 978-1-58008-835-0. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Heiter, C.; Schultz, M. (2007). The Sushi Book. ThingsAsian Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-934159-00-2. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Food Service Sanitation. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. 1992. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-471-54218-6. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  12. ^ Westmoreland, S. (2007). The Good Housekeeping Cookbook: 1,039 Recipes from America's Favorite Test Kitchen. Hearst Books. p. 426. ISBN 978-1-58816-561-9. Retrieved August 23, 2019.

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