Yummy Easy Tuna Thing

Yummy easy tuna thing 2

I made an easy yummy tuna pasta thing!


General Recipe Stuff

Preparation time  –  Approximately 25 minutes
Serves  –  1 very hungry adult, or 2 as a goodly-sized snack


Yummy easy tuna thing - ingredients

  • +/-100g small pasta shapes  (I used Gancetti Rigati [ridged hooks macaroni])
  • +/-185g tin of tuna  (I prefer tuna in oil, but brine is fine too)
  • 1 medium pickled gherkin or cucumber, diced  (I used Polish ones)
  • Sweet red pepper, diced  (I used half of a long pointy tasty Moroccan one I got at the Temple Bar Food Market)
  • Mayonnaise to taste  (I used approx 2 tablespoons)
  • Optional  –  Ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce


    1. Boil pasta shapes until cooked  (I find this usually takes 15-20 minutes)
    2. Whilst the pasta is cooking, open and drain the tuna, empty into a large bowl and mush with a fork until it’s in tiny bits
    3. Dice the gherkin and pepper and add to the bowl
    4. Add a heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise  –  enough to cover tuna, diced pickle and pepper, and future pasta addingness
    5. Mix well til everything’s all gloopy
    6. If using, add a gludge of ketchup, a goodly slosh or two of Worcestershire sauce, and a dash or three of Tabasco sauce to taste
    7. Mix til well blended  (I like just enough ketchup to make the mayonnaise ever-so-slightly pink, about a rounded teaspoon’s worth)
    8. When the pasta is done, drain and rinse well with cold water until cool
    9. Add to the bowl and mix well  (if you’ve been having a bad day, a vigorous stirfest can feel cathartic at this point)
    10. Add more mayonnaise if needed and stir some more til desired gloop quotient is reached
    11. Eat!   :)


    Creative Variativeness

    Fresh fennel bulbs

    Fennel (sort of anise-tasting celery)

    The gherkins and pepper can be substituted or supplemented with any or all of the following:

    • Fennel
    • Celery
    • Parsnip
    • Sliced stoned olives  (black and green are both equally good)
    • Fresh or roasted peppers of any colour
    • Fresh whole daikon

      Daikon (a sort of mild radish)

    • Jalapeño peppers  (pickled or not)
    • Blanched broccoli, carrots
    • Tinned or cooked-from-frozen sweetcorn
    • Tinned or cooked-from-frozen peas
    • Bits of cooked bacon  (I prefer the smoky kind but unsmoked is good too – cheap ends of cooking bacon are perfect for this)
    • Thinly shredded daikon or radishes

    This recipe is extremely versatile and can easily be modified anywhere from slightly to radically according to preference.   The ingredients are cheap enough to experiment with, so feel free to try stuff out and be creative!

    Pretty Picturefest

    Yummy easy tuna thing - ingredients
    Yummy easy tuna thing



    About Lady Lubyanka

    I am a 45 year old musician, and also a multisexual, polyamourous, Jewish, socially dominant woman within my romantic BDSM relationships.
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