My grandmother used to say: “If you have tuna fish, or soup, you will never go hungry.” How true!! But now there’s an easier way to store, tote, and use tuna. The Tuna Creations pouches may cost a bit more than canned tuna, but they’re super-easy to tuck into a lunchbox, or take in a backpack for a hike, or just to store on your shelf. And, there’s no messy can to deal with! They don’t cost a fortune, either. ValueChunk Light is approx. $1.37 – $1.69 (depending on retailer) and the Albacore is $1.77 – $1.99 (depending on retailer) Even better, reach 3 oz. pouch is 100 calories or less , and has only a moderate amount of sodium. Each pouch is about the right size for 1 sandwich or serving on a salad. I might not take a can of tuna to the office to top a salad with, but the pouch is flavored and clean and easy — I really like this idea!
Charlie® the Tuna is definitely no ordinary tuna. He first swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961, and he’s been an important part of the StarKist® story ever since. Charlie’s only goal in life was to become a StarKist Tuna. Through a series of antics, Charlie definitely proved that he had great style, a hipster attitude and well, you know, “good taste.” But StarKist’s response was always the same. “Sorry Charlie®. StarKist doesn’t want tuna with good taste, StarKist wants tuna that tastes good.” Time and time again, Charlie® has been the loveable link between his fans and StarKist® Tuna. I wonder what passsers-by thought when they spied a large, blue “tuna” on the street in Soho, next to the H&M store last night? I also couldn’t resist a “Hi Mom” photo with Charlie!
Ted Allen talks to me about the new, StarKist Tuna Creations Pouches. Does he have a favorite tuna recipe? Watch the video, and find out!
Sassier Stir Fry
Serves: 4 -6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 -7 minutes
2 pouches (4.5 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations, Sweet and Spicy
2 Tbsp. pure toasted sesame oil
2 cups sliced zucchini, cut in half circles
1 red bell pepper sliced or large dice
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Stir-fry zucchini, red bell peppers and garlic 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Add carrots and stir-fry an additional 1 – 2 minutes.
3. Mix soy sauce with 1 cup water. Add cornstarch and stir to dissolve. Add to vegetables. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until sauce is thickened.
4. Stir in tuna and stir fry 1 minute – just to heat through.
5. Serve over rice if desired.
Tip: Don’t over-stir or over-heat the tuna – it will break apart
Tip: Frozen, stir-fry vegetable mix (16 oz. bag) would work in place of fresh vegetables.