Recipe: Speedy Tuna Jacket


This is comfort food done quickly. Tuna jacket is a proper favourite and this will be ready in 20 minutes and throws in some yoghurt and herbs to make it a bit lighter.


  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 stick celery
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 2 sprigs dill
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 160g tins tuna in spring water
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 handful watercress

Step 1

Cook The Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork. Place the potatoes onto a plate and microwave on high (800 watts) for 10 minutes, until cooked through. Place the potatoes onto a baking tray, rub with a little oil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Make The Tuna Mix

Wash and roughly slice the celery. Add the mayo, yoghurt, herbs, capers and celery to the chopper attachment of the Triblade Hand Blender, then blitz. Add the lemon zest and juice, tasting to see if it needs any extra seasoning. Drain the tuna and scoop it into a mixing bowl. Add the mayo and yoghurt mix, season with salt and pepper then stir to combine.

Step 3

Finish And Serve

Slice the potatoes in half lengthways, not cutting all the way through the skin at the bottom. Mash the flesh of the potatoes in the skin a little, then add butter to each half. Top with a generous scoop of tuna and a handful of watercress. Serves 2

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