One-Pot Wonders

Marmitako (Tuna with Potatoes, Pepper and Onion)

April  1, 2020
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

During the COVID-19 pandemic I created this recipe based on the fresh food and pantry items that I had on hand. The thick, tomato sauce that coated everything was simply delightful. —James Spitznas

What You'll Need
  • 12 ounces Tuna Steak, 1-inch thick, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion (small), chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove (large), minced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 pound Baking Potatoes, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper (ground)
  • ½ teaspoons Hot Paprika Powder
  • ¼ cups Tomato Paste
  1. Warm the oil in a 5-qt sauté pan over medium heat. When hot, add the onions and sauté about 7 minutes (they should just start to pick up a tiny bit of color). Add the bell pepper and sauté another 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté an additional minute before stirring in the salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Add the potatoes to the pot and stir to mix well. Add about 1 ½ cups of water to the pan -- just enough to cover barely cover the vegetables. Then stir in the tomato paste until it dissolves. Bring everything to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook another couple of minutes if the potatoes are not tender.
  3. Add the tuna cubes to the sauté pan and stir gently but well to combine everything. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve at once.

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