Champion the holidays with these hearty and healthy dishes with a gourmet twist.
Be a mommy masterchef this holiday with 5 healthy, gourmet recipes
Gerald Dizon ( - December 27, 2018 - 11:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Hey moms! The holiday season is just around the corner. Apart from being a season of joy and gift-giving, it’s also the season of good food. It brings forth warm and hearty dishes to complement the chilly weather.

This year, moms can mix up staple Christmastime recipes with healthy options featuring canned tuna!  Yes, this pantry mainstay shall never be underestimated. With Omega-3 fatty acids, the lean meat is good for the heart and body. And with a dash of creativity, it can take holiday dishes to new heights and even gourmet heaven! 

Champion the holidays with these hearty and healthy dishes from Gold Seas Tuna Chunks—now chunkier with pure Yellowfin tuna, healthier with olive oil, protein and Omega 3, and bursting with gourmet flavors. 

Don your apron, fold up your sleeves and transform into a mommy masterchef!

Spicy Tuna Barbecue Sliders  

Sliders are small sandwiches or burgers that serve as hors d’oeuvres or entrées at parties. In your upcoming family reunion this Christmas, let this tuna recipe be the first offering.   

Blend the health benefits of garlic and onion for the basic spice, mix in barbecue sauce, and add Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil with Chili, to create the savory mixture. In a pan de sal bun, slide lettuce leaves on top for some crunch and much-needed fiber. Assemble as many sliders as you need, pop them in a toaster for a good few minutes before serving on a nice platter.  

Now your regular sliders get a healthy promotion to a new tier. A side of fries makes for a perfect combination.  

View the full recipe here.  

Herbed Tuna Salpicao  

Salpicao is smoked traditional Portuguese sausage, by origin. It’s the perfect dish to whip up after getting inspired by colorful holiday lights and displays.   

For Christmas parties, you can reinvent to a healthy option with canned tuna. Garlic, red and green bell peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and Spanish paprika—all packed with vitamins—release a burst of flavors that work well with the Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Herb and Garlic. Sauté these to perfection. A pinch of salt and pepper helps to adjust the dish according to your palate.   

Serve warm and with a smile.  

The entire recipe is available here.  

Tuna and Mushroom Bruschetta

Spend an afternoon of bonding with the kids during their holiday break by making this easy Italian antipasto. With layers of ingredients, it’s the perfect dish to prepare and serve together. 

For this culinary exhibit, give it more love with the subtle yet exciting tanginess of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Lemon and Pepper.   

Sauté usual spices but not without the addition of shiitake mushrooms (filled with essential amino acids), chopped parsley (for that Vitamin K), and a generous dollop of all-purpose cream for a perfect taste and texture that just glides all over the palate.   

Load baguette slices with all this wholesome goodness and assemble on a platter to serve as your merienda.  

Check full recipe here.  

Chunky Tuna Cheese Casserole  

Wouldn’t it be nice to greet relatives from the provinces and have this warm and ready on the table? Then make it a labor of love with this casserole dish.   

Ready in under 30 minutes, this top-level dish features the usual ingredients but swap the usual meat with Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Chunks in Oil for a healthier choice. Top with quick-melt cheese and bread crumbs, and cook in a customary deep pan until golden. Drizzle with a handful of chopped parsley for some zest. Pro-tip: This casserole doesn’t require an oven—your regular toaster can work just as well.   

This pan-favorite not only guarantees heartiness, it also promises to be the star of Noche Buena.   

Recipe can be found here.   

Spicy Tuna Jambalaya  

This popular Cajun dish gets a new spin with an invigorating serving of Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Chunk in Olive Oil with Chili. It’s also sure to impress your in-laws during one of their holiday weekend visits.

Add the tuna to the trinity of sautéed major spices: peppers, onions and garlic. Add red and green bell peppers, and a liberal amount of lycopene-rich tomato sauce. Later, lavish scoops of well-cooked rice into pan. Finally, toss the ingredients to create a harmony of tastes. Season with Spanish paprika, salt and pepper, and you’re all set!

Pro tip: Pair it with sparkling, fruity white wine for an even festive holiday dining.   

For complete directions, here’s the recipe.  

These gourmet holiday dishes are made possible with Gold Seas Tuna, The New Gold Standard of Tuna.   

Gold Seas tuna is now available in all leading supermarkets. To know more, visit the website at

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