Golden tuna bobotie

By admin
03 September 2013

Use canned tuna to make this easy bobotie.

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 30-40 min

15 ml (1 T) butter

1 onion, chopped

4 cans (170 g each) tuna in brine,


6 slices fresh white bread,

soaked in milk until soft

200 ml (generous ¾ c) milk

5 ml (1 t) garlic and ginger paste

10 ml (2 t) masala or roasted

curry powder

5 ml (1 t) turmeric

5 ml (1 t) dried mixed herbs

salt and freshly ground black pepper

30 ml (2 T) lemon juice

60 ml (¼ c) brown sugar

handful of fresh parsley, chopped

pinch of nutmeg


4 bay leaves

100 g almond flakes

300 ml (1¼ c) milk

2 eggs pinch of salt 5 ml (1 t) cornflour Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

  1. Grease two ovenproof dishes.
  2. Heat the butter and sauté the onion until soft.
  3. Mix the onion with the remaining ingredients and spoon the mixture into the dishes, spreading it evenly.
  4. Topping Add the bay leaves to the dishes and scatter the almonds on top.
  5. Whisk together the milk, eggs, salt and cornflour and pour over the bobotie.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden.

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