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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 09:39:23 (permalink)
Tuna is pretty much the only fish I'll eat, and it has to be solid white albacore in water. Since I no longer eat mayo, traditional tuna fish sandwiches are a thing of the past for me. I'll mix it with Italian dressing for tuna melts (or just with crackers or potato chips), or on top of a spinach salad.
As a kid, I'd eat it straight from the can, spiffed up with a little onion powder and garlic salt.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 10:20:45 (permalink)
I still eat it straight from the can, or dumped onto a mound of cottage cheese with some diced tomato.  Love the stuff. 
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 11:15:33 (permalink)
A pint of Sour Cream, a package or 2 of Lipton onion soup, as many cans of Tuna, both chunk and solid, in oil, drained, as you like, mixed together, great dip!
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 13:07:38 (permalink)
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I've been eating canned tuna for 60 years and I think the Bumble Bee Prime Filet Solid White Albacore is as good or better than ever. It comes in a gold 5 oz. can and is marked Gourmet Tuna. The stuff in the bag is ok, but I prefer this. Jmho, pb


It has to be good, seven words in the name " Bumble Bee Prime Filet Solid White Albacore" I'll try it and see if your 60 years of Tuna knowledge is on the mark, I have a strange feeling it is........
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 13:27:26 (permalink)
The Tuna that Tom mentioned...Kirtland Solid Albacore...the house brand at Costco fills the bill for us very well.
 
We looked at the Yellowfin Tuna Steaks Saturday on our monthly Costco run...but the price has jumped from $8.00 a lb to $13.00..so they remain in the store, but LAMB RIBS dropped from $12 a lb to $10 a lb. So we got two nice racks for a lamb dinner sometime this week. The grandkid doesn't like lamb...so he can make some Chicken Nuggets for all I care, while Janet and I enjoy the Lamb !!
 
Michael, I'll skip the sardines and in their slot open a can of the King Oscar Smoked Oysters, and use the oil in that can as a topper for the whole mess.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 15:32:06 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor, I've tried the smoked oysters with the tuna AND the sardines. Not bad at all.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 15:39:48 (permalink)
There is a River Road brand seasoning packet for tuna. I buy it at the French Market in NO. That makes the best tuna I have ever eaten. Be sure to use the right amount (given on the package) or it will be too spicey. 
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 16:15:57 (permalink)
The best tuna sandwich I ever ate was the one my Mother used to make for me on Saturdays when I was a kid.  Tuna salad with black olives on her homemade bread, dipped in egg on both sides, then fried. Delicious.   
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 17:18:34 (permalink)
lleechef, the best Tuna I ever had was at a small store named Mickey's. The guy behind the counter " Mickey" with nicotine stained fingers and sucking on a cigar, would whip up tuna sands on thin sliced wonder bread for 10 cents, a bottle of  national soda would be another nickel making the grand total 15 cents. The memory of a bunch of young 12 year olds playing baseball all day made this the best sandwich in the world......................The ham & Cheese sands were 25 cents, that was for the rich kids.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 17:29:19 (permalink)
A time or 2 a week, Wegmanns takes it's fresh tuna that isn't sold by a certain date, cooks it, adds olive oil, celery, probably Old Bay or something similiar, and who knows what else, Mayo, of course, and turns out a honkin, Tuna Salad. Expensive, make that very expensive, but Lordy it's good!
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 21:55:40 (permalink)
I've been partial to Trader Joe's Tongol Tuna (no added salt in water) for several years; unfortunately, they lost their supplier and are looking for a new one. They were still using 6.5 ounce cans, so I was very surprised to find that the cans of tuna in the supermarket are down to 5 ounces. It wreaks havoc on recipes. Well, when they get down to 4 ounces, I can just use 2 cans for where my recipes call for one 8(!) ounce can.
 
In the meantime, I'm trying Chicken of the Sea Chunk White (trying for something mild-medium flavored with more omega 3's than solid white).
 
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/06 22:11:10 (permalink)
Anyone ever tried anything like this? $8.99 for less than 4 oz. plus shipping, it better be good.
http://www.igourmet.com/s...rodview.aspx?prod=7432
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/07 07:59:10 (permalink)
I have never spent the big bucks for for any of their products, but Ortiz stuff is highly regarded.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/07 13:24:35 (permalink)
That's it!  Tuna sandwich for today's lunch.
Made sure that it was solid albacore, packed in water.
 
Thank you for showing me the difference.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/10 20:21:21 (permalink)
I asked my wife to pick up some Starkiss Solid white albacore tuna packed in water. There wasn't much water in the can, the flakes were nice and large. The tuna works well as tuna salad because it accepts the spices and mayo well, nice meaty taste to the sandwich. I never really liked the packed in water, I always had oil......

post edited by pnwchef - 2012/02/10 21:11:46
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/19 14:32:57 (permalink)
Up here in the NW there are still some local tuna fisherman and canners.  Two Guys Tuna and High Seas Tuna are two of the best.  I think the High Seas Smoked Albacore is one of the best seafoods I've eaten, and I used to work across from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, and have lunch daily in the neighborhood.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/20 08:01:42 (permalink)
Geisha solid white in water usually. Mixed with mayo with pickles and chips on the side.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/21 12:56:04 (permalink)
Guess you need to buy the chunk tuna.And not to gross anyone out, but the Daily Mail has a story about a woman who was eating canned tuna,and found the head of some sort of creature in it.
After looking at these photos,may not eat canned tuna again.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/24 13:33:54 (permalink)
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I've been eating canned tuna for 60 years and I think the Bumble Bee Prime Filet Solid White Albacore is as good or better than ever. It comes in a gold 5 oz. can and is marked Gourmet Tuna. The stuff in the bag is ok, but I prefer this. Jmho, pb


pb, your right, this is a good tuna. The tuna has a good clean taste makes a great tuna sandwich. If the Chunk Tuna is flaked off of larger chunks, then it should taste like solid tuna. I think they may be fooling us....................
 

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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/24 14:28:56 (permalink)
pnwchef, I have a can of that same tuna in my cupboard right now, and it is indeed good stuff.
 
Our problem over the past number of years has been consistency -- there does not seem to be that much consistency between brands, the quality of product seems to come and go in each.  It seems to depend on the can you open.  I've always thought Bumblebee should be good, and it usually is, but sometimes not.  Starkist and Chicken of the Sea have been less desirable, over time, but sometimes can be pretty good.
 
We have gone pretty much exclusively to the more expensive cans, and want albacore when we can get it.  For low-fat concerns in the past, we used to only buy tuna in water, but for us the taste has been far better in the oil-packed.  Maybe that's just us, changing tastebuds.
 
One exception is Starkist's Select Chunk White Albacore in Water, with Very Low Sodium.  We don't buy it for the low sodium, but because it seems to consistently be a real good product, clean and fresh.  It's more expensive -- hopefully that relates to more care taken with the product. 
 
But in general, we have come to expect any tuna to be a crapshoot that we will not win or lose until we open the can.
 
And as others have said here, the smaller cans do wreak havoc with recipes, but I wonder if going to larger cans would not deliver us larger pieces of the good stuff?  Often there is some unfortunate looking debris in the bottom of the can that we discard. 
 
I'd like to get into some of the fancier tunas from overseas, but we live in the white bread boonies out here, and do not have the opportunities available without travel.
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/24 15:18:28 (permalink)
easydoesit.......I agree with you, the oil will always have a better flavor.  If I'm eating the Albacore by it self, I Take the water added Solid while Albacore, drain the can well. I then take a good EVOO and drizzle over the top of the Albacore while it's still in the can. If I'm using the Tuna in a Sandwich I'm not as worried. I'm combining the Tuna with Chopped pickle, onions and celery, salt & Pepper and a heavy duty mayo. I made this Albacore salad this morning, it was the best Tuna salad sand I have had for a while. I saw they have a cannery on the Oregon Coast, I plan on looking into it this summer...........pnwc
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Re:Tuna Fish 2012/02/24 15:35:46 (permalink)
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porkbeaks

I've been eating canned tuna for 60 years and I think the Bumble Bee Prime Filet Solid White Albacore is as good or better than ever. It comes in a gold 5 oz. can and is marked Gourmet Tuna. The stuff in the bag is ok, but I prefer this. Jmho, pb


pb, your right, this is a good tuna. The tuna has a good clean taste makes a great tuna sandwich. If the Chunk Tuna is flaked off of larger chunks, then it should taste like solid tuna. I think they may be fooling us....................




Happy to hear you liked the tuna. I too drain the water and add high quality evoo to the mix on occasion. I wonder if anyone is familiar with this brand from Thailand. It gets some favorable reviews aNd, if you have an Amazon Prime membership, the shipping is free. Check it out.
http://www.amazon.com/Cro...&qid=1330114874&sr=1-2
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