tunafish salad sandwich

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2006/03/17 08:33:01 (permalink)

tunafish salad sandwich

One of my favorite foods,however i don't believe you can make a great one with tuna packed in water.

What say you to this,and let's hear your favorite tuna salad recipe!
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    Jimeats
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 09:53:17 (permalink)
    This has been well discused in the past, use the search feature on this board.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 10:01:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by drsmoke02

    One of my favorite foods,however i don't believe you can make a great one with tuna packed in water.

    What say you to this,and let's hear your favorite tuna salad recipe!


    I've been using "BumbleBee ~ Prime Fillet ~ Solid White Albacore ~ Packed in Water". I make tuna "salad" only for sandwiches using (2) 6 oz. cans at a time. I drain them, dump in a bowl, break up well with a fork, and add about 1/2 to 3/4 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil. Break it up some more, add Hellmann's mayo, minced sweet onion, minced celery, fresh ground black pepper, and a pinch of salt. I try to let it "mellow" in the fridge for a few hours, but usually have a sandwich or two right away. pb
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 10:40:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by drsmoke02

    One of my favorite foods,however i don't believe you can make a great one with tuna packed in water.

    What say you to this,and let's hear your favorite tuna salad recipe!


    I've been using "BumbleBee ~ Prime Fillet ~ Solid White Albacore ~ Packed in Water". I make tuna "salad" only for sandwiches using (2) 6 oz. cans at a time. I drain them, dump in a bowl, break up well with a fork, and add about 1/2 to 3/4 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil. Break it up some more, add Hellmann's mayo, minced sweet onion, minced celery, fresh ground black pepper, and a pinch of salt. I try to let it "mellow" in the fridge for a few hours, but usually have a sandwich or two right away. pb


    That's pretty much how I make mine as well but add a chopped boiled egg. I had the albacore white yesterday for the first time with just some oilve oil and red wine vinegar, a little s & p. It was delicious. To me it tastes in between chicken and a tuna.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 12:05:14 (permalink)
    I find that tuna in water lacks flavor. I'll normally go with the stuff packed in oil.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 14:21:12 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Jimeats

    This has been well discused in the past, use the search feature on this board.


    anything you say Chief!
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 14:24:41 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Rusty246

    I had the albacore white yesterday for the first time with just some oilve oil and red wine vinegar, a little s & p. It was delicious. To me it tastes in between chicken and a tuna.


    That's an excellent way to eat tuna. I get the oil-packed stuff, open the can and dump in a bowl without draining the oil, add some vinegar and chopped onion and eat it. But this is a different thing from a sandwich.

    Although it's easy to make tuna salad, it's hard to make tuna salad that tastes the way I like it which is the way most restaurants make it. I suspect they use some kind of commercial product not available to home cooks. At home I make it as everybody says above (except I don't add olive oil, I use tuna packed in oil) but it doesn't taste the way I want it to.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 14:30:59 (permalink)
    I also like the ways described so far'Ialso like to add a little Kens Ceasar dressing instead of the olive oil.Sweet relish onion,celery,hellmans,Albacore in oil, and your right pb let it rest if you can.This is a little different take, but good.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/17 22:40:32 (permalink)
    This is the thread to read through. Some good recipes there.

    http://roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4722&SearchTerms=tuna,tunafish
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/18 08:57:24 (permalink)
    I've been getting the tuna in foil packs, no draining needed and the new flavored mayo's makes it ez to change the taste.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/18 22:57:22 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    I've been getting the tuna in foil packs, no draining needed and the new flavored mayo's makes it ez to change the taste.


    I also like the tuna in a foil ,Starkist,in canola oil!
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/21 09:53:17 (permalink)
    Ok, I read the "tuna salad" thread but havn't made it to the "tuna melt" thread. lleechef's mom's fried tuna sandwich sounded good! I've had most of the things suggested, except the fried sandwich, and like em all. The water/oil issue is unsolvable. Some folks just like one or the other and it's hard to make em switch.

    My late night fast snack is this. Pour the can of tuna..in oil..in a bowl, give the cats the juice that drains off easilly. They love it! Take a whole pickled jalapeno and bite off the end and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Now take the jalapeno, some stuffed green olives with some of their juice, and some onion and chop em up and mix w/ the tuna. Sometimes I add a bit of itialian dressing but sometimes not. I might lightly toast some bread of just pile some of this mixture on a saltine cracker. Grab a beer and I'm set.
    Joe
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/21 10:27:30 (permalink)
    PapaJoe,that sounds damn good,the only thing I would change is the number of beers!
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/21 11:14:07 (permalink)
    LOL dr, I just ment I'm set till I need moore beer!
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/21 14:38:58 (permalink)
    Tuna salad makes me ill.

    Gimmie seared, rare ahi or a rare tuna steak or sashimi.

    If I must eat the canned stuff: Chunk white albacore in water, drizzled with olive oil and salt. Serve with crackers.

    Ugh - Mayo and sweet pickle juice
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/21 16:38:49 (permalink)
    quote:
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    LOL dr, I just ment I'm set till I need moore beer!
    Joe

    I'll drink to that!

    Tom

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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/21 18:56:02 (permalink)
    Lol again dr! But about tha sashimi cat man, I love it!!! And the white albacore, don't buy it often, but love it, and yes, some olive oil makes it great! And a bit of salt make everything better!!!
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/22 08:57:27 (permalink)
    I love tuna salad. At least my version of it. I like to take a can of solid white tuna packed in oil and mix it with mayo and some pickel relish, salt and pepper. Then put it on some toasted whole wheat or rye bread with a couple of slices of swiss cheese.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/03/24 09:26:34 (permalink)
    What about some fresh smoked tuna? Or would that be tooo good by itself to make into a salad and a sandwich? Maybe not. It would be unique. Now, the recipe for that, hmmm?
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/04/05 14:12:09 (permalink)
    Water packed white tuna
    onion
    celery
    green peppers
    radishes
    celery
    cucumber
    mayo
    The above all mixed together
    Served on a Miami Onion Roll

    Plenty of good veggies, good crunch in the mouth

    Walt
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/04/14 14:46:02 (permalink)
    Dr. Smoke...you should try some Beau Monde in your tuna salad.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/04/14 15:01:05 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Nexdude

    Dr. Smoke...you should try some Beau Monde in your tuna salad.


    You mean this stuff?
    Beau Monde Seasoning - A commercial seasoning blend containing salt, dextrose, onion, celery seed and tricalcium phosphate (as marketed under the Spice Islands label) designed to enhance the flavor of most foods except sweets.
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/04/15 15:19:32 (permalink)
    yesterday while making a tuna salad for lunch there where a couple packs of Arbys horsie sauce on the counter (what can I say, my daughter loves the place) so I added 3 packs and reduced the MW to a teaspoon... now I have a NEW favorite way to make tunasalad!
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/09/23 15:31:28 (permalink)
    chunk lite tuna in water
    celery
    Hellmans mayonaise
    mix above in bowl
    lightly toast seeded rye bread
    put tuna mix on toast
    top with lettuce
    enjoy
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/09/23 17:30:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by sk bob

    chunk lite tuna in water
    celery
    Hellmans mayonaise
    mix above in bowl
    lightly toast seeded rye bread
    put tuna mix on toast
    top with lettuce
    enjoy


    Me too with a little red onion added.

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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/09/23 18:08:51 (permalink)



    I haven't tried it yet, but I do have some of the packaged albacore tuna which I intend to mix with with a little mayo and Sriracha hot sauce to make a poor man's version of spicy tuna rolls. Too be honest, the package has been sitting on the shelf for a while awaiting usage, but I feel that the stuff has a shelf life of 50+ years...

    I wonder if anyone has anything to say about the other varieties of foil package tuna? They are coming out with so many flavors and varieties that I figure some of them -may- be good.

    mark
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/09/23 18:29:32 (permalink)
    Doggydaddy,Sriracha is excellent with tuna.Try the same recipe you have and substitute shrimp-to die for!!!By the way-does your name indicate you have lots of dogs? I have 3-2 German shepards and a Golden retriever...
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/09/25 00:40:51 (permalink)
    I get the Genova tuna which is packed in olive oil. I drain a bit of the oil off, then I eat it right out of the can.

    If it's the stuff packed in water, this is the recipe:

    *1 can drained tuna
    *Hellman's mayonnaise, real or lite
    *chopped green olives & their pimentos
    *dash or two of Worcestershire sauce
    *instead of celery (which i hate), I will chop up water chestnuts into small chunks

    *fresh black pepper or seasoned pepper
    *optional, a little bit of garlic powder
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    RE: tunafish salad sandwich 2006/09/30 01:19:39 (permalink)
    I'm slightly embarrassed about the way I make tuna now. I use Starkist Chunk Lite in water. After I drain the water I mix it with miracle whip, onion, salt, pepper, and a dash of sugar. Sometimes I'll throw in a bit of celery or boiled egg if I'm in the mood. I then eat it on white bread with either lettuce or squished potato chips inside.
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