Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tuna Melt with Tartar Sauce and Cholula

One day I was making tuna salad and I went to grab a dollop of my roomies mayo when, to my dismay,  there was none.  However, I did have a jar of some Trader Joe's tartar sauce.  After looking at the ingredients I decided it was basically everything that I would normally put in my tuna salad anyway....emulsified egg (mayo), onions and relish  AND tartar sauce is suppose to go with fish, right?  So I added it in place of mayo and IT WAS A DELICIOUS REVELATION.  Now we don't make tuna salad in my house without it. Here is a recipe for a particularly delicious sandwich that I made one smoky afternoon:

Tuna Melt with Tartar Sauce and Cholula
1 English Muffin
1 can dolphin-friendly Tuna
1-2 tbsp Tartar Sauce
2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/4 cup chopped onion
1-2 slices of sliced Provolone (or your favorite melty cheese)
1 small handful of Mixed Greens
a few dashes of Cholula or your favorite hot sauce
salt and pepper


Mix tuna, lemon juice, onions, tartar sauce and a few dashes of salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Place sliced Provolone on one side of the English Muffin.  
Place a large scoop of the tuna salad on the other half of the English Muffin.  
Place in a toaster oven or conventional oven @ 350 degrees F until the cheese is melted and the Muffin has browned (about 7-10 minutes).  
Remove from oven and place Mixed Greens on the melted cheese and squirt the tuna salad with a healthy dose of Cholula hot sauce.  Press the two sides of the English Muffin together and place in mouth.  Chew, swallow, repeat until no more tuna melt is left.  If you're still hungry go make another one.  


  1. Tuna melt is one of my top five favorite comfort foods. So delicious and so easy to make. :)

  2. Today was my first day using tartar sauce in has been turned upside down. AMAZING!!! I feel like everything prior to today has been a lie. #DoOver

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