Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Nai Pak (Asian Green) with Albacore Tuna



This is definitely my East Meets West dish.
I loved to buy canned tuna when it is on sales and keep it in my pantry. Canned tuna is high in omega 3 fatty acids and store well so it is one of the canned foods that I loved to keep in my pantry. Nai Pak is an Asian green that only available in Asian supermarket. I loved to buy this veggie for its vibrant green color leaves. This can be easily served as one dish meal with some brown rice for a healthy and nutritious meal. Looks kind of messy and not as appetizing isn't it? But trust me, it tasted good.





Ingredients:



  • Nai Pak, separate the leaves, wash individually when soak in water, rinse again under water, cut off the bottom part. About a big bowl.
  • 1/2 medium carrot or 1 small, cut
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 chunk white Albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. Chinese chicken stock granulesCanola oil for cooking

Method:

Heat your wok with oil. When hot, add garlic, fry until slightly brown, add in nai pak and carrot, fry until nai pak soften, add water and stir-fry well. Add in albacore tuna, salt and chicken stock granules. Stir-well and serve hot.

9 comments:

sampada said...

sounds delicious....cool pictures..never heard about it...i wanna try it.gylsip

FAMILY FIRST said...

my mom or mil never cooks east-meets-west dishes for obvious reasons (old school mah) but wait till i get my new kitchen . i will love to cook this dish!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love using canned tuna as well...thanks for the inspiration. hmm....maybe fish curry flavor? hehehe i bought some spice packs from tesco shah alam ^_^

tigerfish said...

I am also a sucker for canned tuna and canned salmon provided it has no preservative other than salt or oil or water. ;p

Emile Zola@life said...

I ate a similar dish in a seafood restaurant before, but they cook with chili, very nice.
Anyway, your dish look simple and nice too.

ICook4Fun said...

I would never thought of cooking veggies with can tuna except putting it in salad, pasta and sandwich. Great idea Ching. But if my hubby sees this he will think I am crazy. He already think I am crazy for cooking all my leafy greens :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

No harm in trying it sampada, it's nutritious anyway.

Wow, looks like you are getting a house Family First, congrats!

Welcome back Rita! Can't wait to see what you whipped out with the spice packs from M'sia. :)

Tigerfish, we like it easy and healthy ya. :)

Wow, really Zola? You ate similar dish in a restaurant before, can you tell me what veggie they used to cook with chili and canned tuna?

Hahaha Gert, different culture and different way of eating eh? For me, I was like I know why most American children don't like to eat their greens because it's uncooked or tasteless or from a can. :P

Cindy Khor said...

genious idea of mixing tuna with bak choi (is it same as nai bai?). and i bet it taste good too..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Cindy, bak choi is different from nai pak, nai pak stem is shorter and the green is very dark green in color.