Tuesday, 3 May 2016

10 Minute Jacket Sweet Potatoes with Curried Tuna and Feta

Lazy food is something I’ve been loving recently. I’m very good at putting off eating a meal because I’m so indecisive eventually I just end up hangry and need to eat. Even if you don’t do that I’m sure you’ve been in that situation where you’re too lazy to cook but you want to eat something relatively healthy. At the moment my answer is jacket sweet potatoes, they’re so simple and I can guarantee if you’re making for one you can have this on the table in 10 minutes, or on your lap on the sofa, whatever floats your boat.
If you saw “curried tuna” in the title and scrunched your nose up slightly hold up just a sec and let me explain. Spicy tuna; not a weird idea however I’ve been told curry paste, mayo and tomato puree is a little bit of a weird mix but you’re going to need to trust me on this one and just do it. A couple of weeks ago I needed something quick to make (it always starts this way) and figured tuna and cheese jacket sweet potatoes are easy to whip up, what I really wanted was curry but the idea of having to open a tin of tomatoes just seemed like too much of a commitment so I needed a short cut. Squish those two meals together and what is now currently my favourite meal was born.
I can’t work out if using curry paste seems like a little bit of a cheat however it’s a 10 minute meal and this is real life, we can’t spend hours slaving over a meal every day of the week! The conclusion I came to is this is definitely too tasty and simple not to share and anyway Mary Berry uses shop bought pesto, although that was pure outrage to some people.

I would usually eat this with lambs lettuce because to me lambs lettuce is the wholly grail of green leaves but it’s also like liquid gold round here because the supermarkets seem to be in serious denial about just how delicious it is and you can’t find it in at least a 5 mile radius of my house. I’ve used baby spinach here which also goes just as well but any green leaves will taste just as good.

Are you ready? 10 minutes, 6 ingredients, hardly any washing up and you can do that while it’s under the grill. Honestly you could skip melting the cheese under the grill and this will only take 5 minutes, this is pretty much clean homemade fast food.
You will need
1 medium sweet potato (or 2 small)
1 tin of tuna
½ tbsp curry paste
½ tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp mayonnaise
feta cheese
lambs lettuce/spinach etc. to serve

Turn the grill on to a medium-high heat.
Scrub and dry the sweet potato then stab with a fork and place in the microwave. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, turn over and repeat until the potato is soft and cooked through.
While the potato is cooking in the microwave drain the tuna and place in a bowl with the curry paste, tomato puree and mayonnaise and mix well.
Once the potato is cooked place on a small baking tray, slice in half and spread on the tuna, crumble on some feta cheese and place under the grill until lightly browned.
Serve with lambs lettuce, spinach, rocket etc...

Serves 1

Notes: I usually eat a whole tin of tuna on one potato but if you don’t like to eat that much food you can use half a tin, keep the other half in the fridge and use it the next day for another sweet potato or it's perfect if you’re making jacket potatoes for two.
Like I said earlier you can skip the grilling stage and just eat it with cold tuna and feta on top or if you don’t have a grill place in the microwave for about a minute on high to heat the tuna and melt the cheese.


  1. It all looks so good. Feta will definitely add flavor, thanks for the idea

  2. Could I mix tomato paste and water if I don't have tomato puree? I couldn't find it at the grocery store :(

    1. Tomato paste will work you don't need the water, I'm pretty sure it's the same we just call them different things. If your tomato paste is slightly thicker than mine and the tuna mixture ends up a little dry once you've mixed everything together just add a bit more mayonnaise and curry paste. I hope you enjoy it, let me know how you get on and if you have any other questions (:


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