Perhaps, you may have already ordered the turkey, but if you have people coming around you will need to have some small chops ready as well! I was recently introduced to Callipo Tuna, a huge can that can easily feed my family of four, and it’s perfect for tuna samosas. I had never made samosas before, but I was pleasantly surprised: it was fairly easy, fun even, and the result was delicious!
It went down a treat with my (sometimes fussy) children, so what more does a mum want, right? I combined it with some President fried rice for a proper meal, but will be making the samosas again as small chops for the holidays.
Callipo Tuna samosas
½ tin Callipo Tuna, drained
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
½ Scotch bonnet pepper, finely chopped
100g. garden peas
250g. plain flour
100g. self raising flour
A little warm water
- Heat a little oil in a pot and fry the onions on a medium heat for 3 minutes. Add the chopped red pepper, Scotch bonnet and garden peas. Set aside to cool down.
- For the samosas dough, mix the plain flour, self-raising flour and butter together. Add a splash of warm water and combine to get stretchy dough. Keep adding a little more water as necessary until you achieve the right consistency.
- Divide the dough into 8 small balls and roll each out into a circle. Cut each into half to get 16 half-circles.
- Add the Callipo Tuna to the cooled vegetable mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add a small tablespoon of the filling to the middle of one semi-circle. Using your finger, brush a little water along the edges that need to be joined. Fold the samosa into a triangle and close-up the edges. Repeat this until you’ve used up all the dough and filling.
- Heat oil in a pot and gently fry the samosas until golden brown. Be careful not to overheat the oil, as the samosa will burst open. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain on a kitchen towel.
- Enjoy as a light snack or alongside fried rice.
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