Tuna Melt Sandwich
This is definitely not your typical tuna melt sandwich with mayo. I came up with it probably about 15 years ago – way before culinary school. It still has elements of a classic tuna melt – but with a few surprise ingredients. I start with the typical base of good mayo like Dukes. Then I dice up some celery, onions and add a hard boiled egg. No relish though. This is where it starts to becomes Susan’s tuna melt 🙂
Instead of garlic powder – I mince 1 clove of garlic. I use white pepper instead of black pepper. I then season with celery seeds, kosher salt and here is the BIG surprise ingredient —— A dash of curry!
Why does all of this work? It still maintains an old school tuna melt flavor. However, there is a hint of something different tasting within it. Nothing big – you aren’t going to exclaim that there is a ton of curry or that there is a strong garlic flavor. Different flavors that work together and don’t overpower each other. This is why it works.
Quick tip: the tuna lasts about 3 days in the fridge before becoming fishy and the flavors stop working together. I’m also a big fan of using it as a recovery snack after riding or running with some crackers. It’s a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and protein.
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Tuna Melt Sandwich Recipe
- 4 tins of albacore tuna
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup of good quality may
- 1/2 small onion, 1/3 cup diced
- 1 small stalk of celery
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Kosher salt - a couple pinches
- Cheddar or Provolone cheese
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil with the egg. Once the water is boiling, cover and turn off the heat. It'll take 8-10 minutes at most for the egg to cook.
- While the egg is setting, dice the celery and onion. Then finely mince the the garlic clove.
- Combine the tuna, celery, onion, garlic and 1/3 cup of mayo. Once the egg is set after 8 minutes or so, peel, dice and add to the tuna mixture. Season with salt, the curry, white pepper and celery seed. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings or the amount of mayo that you like or want.
- To assemble the sandwiches you are going to want to toast the bread first. Then add the tuna salad, either cheese or tomato on top and set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
With 1/3 cup of Mayo and Tuna Packed in Oil
Low Carb, Sugar Conscious, Pescatarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher