Cut the papaya in half and peel the skin. Julienne the papaya with a slicer or something similar and soak in water to remove the acerbic taste.
Cut the carrot into the same sized thin strips.
Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan. Add the papaya and carrot and stir-fry so that they are coated in the oil. Once they become tender, add the tuna.
Add the ◎ ingredients and simmer until the liquid evaporates.
Once the liquid has evaporated, it's done.
Story Behind this Recipe
I had this in Okinawa and became addicted! When papaya are cheap, I make this dish! It's also great for bentos! Whenever I make this at home, my husband very happily eats it. Papaya fruit is good too, but please also appreciate this vegetable type papaya.
Since this is stir-fried and then simmered, the ingredients become tender, but if you want to keep the crunchy texture of the papaya, you don't need to simmer it. Just add some dashi granules when stir-frying. Adding the whole can of tuna as-is creates a rich flavor, but you can adjust the amount of soy sauce and other ingredients if you want.