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Easy Tuna Fish Chunks in Spicy Sauce Recipe

Tuna Fish Chunks with Spicy Sauce, freshly prepared with fresh fish, yummy! What a delight! What a joy to be able to eat fresh fish! Not fresh fish that has traveled thousands of miles but hopefully less than 200 miles, I hoped.

Anyway, no matter the number of miles, I am grateful for my sister’s friend who went fishing. Remember the saying, “You need to have friends in all places or high places.” I will gladly add a fisherman to my list of people to know.

About Tuna fish or Tuna chunks

In my opinion, many people do not enjoy eating tuna unless it is packaged in a can. Canned tuna is more affordable than fresh tuna. Cooking Tuna is somewhat discouraging if not prepared correctly.

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Fresh Tuna Steaks – Photo credit: Pixabay

Because of the thickness of the flesh, the fish needs lots of spices and moisture when cooked in chunks. Tuna contains high levels of mercury, and it is not recommended for daily consumption. It is an excellent source of protein and can also be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

The recipe for tuna fish chunks

I enjoy eating a good sushi dish. A good recipe for tuna tartar is always welcome. Sushi is one type of food I do not feel comfortable trying at home, but tuna tartar is on my to-do list for the future. I need to make sure I have a good recipe for it.

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Spicy Tuna Fish Chunks

I decided to cook it in a sauce with my sister’s friend’s tuna since I never had it this way. Because I already knew that it needed many spices and not just salt and pepper, a blend of fresh spices and the perfect fish seasoning was my cooking choice for the sauce.

The ingredients in the recipe tuna fish recipe

  • Fresh Tuna cut into small chunks: best to buy fresh at the fish market.
  • Lime or White Vinegar to clean the fish
  • Olive Oil: adds flavor and moisture.
  • Noubess Fish and Seafood Seasoning: This is a no-salt seasoning.
  • Fresh Parsley: I prefer fresh for a fresh seafood taste
  • Fresh Thyme and leaves only
  • Noubess Hot and Spicy Original Sauce for more flavor depth
  • Fresh Ginger grated: fresh is better for this recipe.
  • Garlic cloves: use fresh only and mostly for seafood in general
  • Salt: for taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper: for flavor and taste
  • Fresh Lime Juice for a slightly sour and acidic taste
  • Tomato Paste: for color
  • Diced Tomatoes: for flavor
  • Onions: for flavor. You can use red or white onion.
  • Water

Tips and Notes about the tuna fish recipe

  • Add a can of diced green chiles to the skillet with the tomatoes for a more flavorful sauce.
  • Serve the tuna mixture with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, or avocado.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.
  • The tuna mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days.
  • Marinating with store-bought fish seasoning was a preferred choice regarding the tuna chunks. Diced tomatoes and sliced onions are added for that perfect reddish color and a pleasant aroma to finish the dish. And lastly, a hint of spiciness to wake up all the ingredients, Noubess Hot and Spicy Original Sauce.
  • Use only the recommended amount of water, as the Tuna will release more water while cooking.

This quick and easy recipe for tuna fish chunks in a spicy sauce. It is perfect for a light lunch or dinner or as a snack. The tuna is cooked in a spicy sauce with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices. The sauce is poured over the tuna and served with rice or bread.

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Tuna Chunks with Spicy Sauce

Tuna Chunks with Spicy Sauce: freshly cooked tuna fish with wonderful flavors, a delightful main course. Serve with pasta, grains or root vegetables.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 611 kcal


  • 3 lb Fresh Tuna cut in small chunks
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons Lime or White Vinegar to clean fish
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Noubess Fish and Seafood Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme leaves only
  • 1 teaspoon Noubess Hot and Spicy Original Sauce
  • 1- inch Fresh Ginger grated
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup Onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • Clean chunks of tuna with lime juice or vinegar and rinse quickly with cold water. Pat dry and place in bowl. Add fish seasoning with 1 teaspoon olive oil and marinate tuna for a few minutes.
  • While tuna is marinating, prepare spice blend. In a mortar and pestle, add parsley, black pepper, ginger, garlic, salt and thyme. Grind until spices form a paste and mix hot and spicy original with herbs. In a large skillet or pan, heat oil, spices paste and let fry for about 1 minute. Add tomato paste and mix well. Add onions and let cook for another minute. Add diced tomatoes and mix well. Add tuna chunks, gently stir and let cook for 1 – 2 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add lime juice and water, stir to mix, lower heat and cook covered for 15 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve hot.


Add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Hot and Spicy Original with Herbs if you don’t want the tuna to be too spicy.
Use only the recommend amount of water as the Tuna will release more water while cooking.


Calories: 611kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 81gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 1128mgPotassium: 1116mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 7666IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 5mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Updated and Originally posted October 12, 2013.


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