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From the Basque Region in Northern Spain


Serves 4      Hot   Fish  Vegetables Alcohol  Main Course   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free   Eggless   Spain   Europe



1kg/2lb Tuna Steaks or Bonito

50 ml/2fl.oz. Olive Oil

1 Onion, chopped

4 Garlic Cloves, chopped

2 Capsicums (sweet peppers),  cut into strips

450g/1lb Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

2 teasp Paprika

Salt and Black Pepper

1 small Chilli Pepper

1kg/2lb Potatoes, diced

210ml/7fl.oz. White Wine

90ml/3fl.oz. Water




1. Cut the tuna into chunks, discarding the bone. 


2. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole add the  onions, garlic and peppers, and sauté until soft. 


3. Add the tomatoes, paprika, salt, pepper and chili and continue to cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.  


4. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring for 5 minutes, then add the wine and water and mix well.


5. Cover the casserole and cook on a medium heat until the potatoes are nearly tender, about 20 minutes. 


6. Add the fish to the casserole, cover and cook another 5 minutes, or until fish flakes easily.


7. Remove from the heat and allow the casserole rest, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.



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