Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Why Have I Never????

In all my life, I have never ever experienced the joy of the "Tuna Melt." I've missed out on the deliciously satisfying flavor and the ease of preparation!! Until last week, I'd never tried one or made one...even my hubby is absolutely head over heals for my newest addition to our dinner menu.

May I present to you...

You just need a few items...For my family of four, I used two cans tuna, but I have just used one as well.
sharp cheddar
lemon pepper
True Lemon crystals or lemon juice (I like the crystals because it doesn't make your mixture wetter)
Before you prepare your mixture, you need to prep your bread of choice. I used whole wheat buns.  Line your pan with foil, and place your halves open faced on top. Place them in a 350 degree oven while you are working on the mixture.

Place your tuna in a mixing bowl, add a small amount of mayo (I used like 2 tbsps) 1 packet of True Lemon (or squeeze on wedge of lemon) lemon pepper to taste, and your finely chopped veggies.  For my kids I left out the jalapeno pepper, then added it after I made their sandwich.

Take your bread out of the oven and top one half with your mixture (I used an ice cream scoop) and the other half with a slice of cheddar...(these are kind of thick..I know...but that's how we roll)

Place them in the oven for 6-8 minutes

Flip the cheesy bun on to the tuna side...serve with a lettuce leaf and a thick tomato slice, and your choice of side. (Mine was zucchini from my garden seared in olive oil)

                                                   Enjoy!! And tell me if you make yourself one!!