The recipe can be made with tuna or bonito fish. Both fish are very similar and are perfectly suitable for this Spanish recipe. Besides, the tomato sauce in this dish is perfect to dip the bread. 

This recipe of Tuna fish in tomato sauce can be eaten by pescetarians. The dish is simply delicious. You will need to find a good tuna fish or Bonito. Bonito is the fish usually found in the North Sea of Spain. In case you do not have it in your supermarket you can buy tuna.


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Bonito or tuna fish in tomato sauce is a Spanish recipe, from the north of Spain. Eventually, it became popular in the rest of Spain. Besides, this dish can be served with rice.


INGREDIENTS (For 4 people):

  • 600 grams of bonito or tuna fish

  • 2 peppers 

  • Half of an onion

  • Natural tomato sauce

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

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Step 1.

Cut the onion and the peppers into pieces and fry them in olive oil.

Step 2.

In the same pan, fry the big pieces of tuna or bonito as well. Just a little bit until they become white and then reserve them in a plate.

Step 3.

Add the natural tomato sauce into the pan and let it cook for about 30 minutes.

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Step 4.

Once the sauce is cooked, use a blender to make it liquid.

Step 5.

Place the sauce into the pan again, and add the big pieces of fish that you reserved before.

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“At the end of the process check if the sauce is sweet enough. If not, you should add a little bit of sugar or fried tomato”

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Step 6.

Cook the bonito or tuna for 15 minutes more. In the end, you will have the traditional Spanish dish tuna with tomato! Enjoy it!

Do not forget to eat this Spanish dish with bread to dip the sauce!

Hope you enjoyed the Tuna fish in tomato sauce. Additionally, you can add rice to the recipe. Learn how to cook Tasty Rice in the Spanish way: Click here!

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