Monday, November 28, 2011

What To Do With Leftover Tuna - Curried Tuna

Here we are at the end of the month. I am really starting to scrape the bottom of the tuna recipe barrel. Today, we have the tuna version of a curried egg sandwich. Taste wise, I would rather have had a curried egg sandwich.

This toastie is not terrible, whilst my pallet considers it bland, it sure beats plain tuna, or tuna mixed with mayo, sweet chilli sauce, etc.

If you have come across any tuna recipes that would taste great in a toastie, please let me know!

Monday, November 21, 2011

What To Do With Leftover Tuna - Tuna & Lemon Mayo

mmmmmm mmmmm. When eating flavoured tuna from a can, I generally avoid the lemon varieties. To me, they tasted bland and boring. To be honest, I do not particularly like the taste of lemon juice squirted over any kind of cooked  fish.

Despite these reservations, I still made this toastie. I am sure glad I did. It is very fresh and full of flavour. Perhaps it has something to do with using lemon rind as opposed to lemon juice.

To jazz things up, I added more garlic than the below recipe states. I love my garlic, especially red garlic, which I think brings a nice amount of heat to the mayonnaise.

If you are a lover of lemon and seafood, you must definitely try this.

Monday, November 14, 2011

What To Do With Leftover Tuna - Crunchy Sweet Chilli Tuna

I was at a loss on how to describe today’s toastie. Crunchy, Sweet Chilli Tuna was the name I could think of. When I first heard of this recipe, I thought that adding water chestnuts was a weird thing to do. Once again, I am glad I decided to suspend my disbelief and went ahead with this obscure addition.

Despite not having a great amount of flavour, water chestnuts add an amazing amount of texture to a meal. Their addition really helps this toastie to avoid being ‘sloppy’.

This is a delightful little toastie, you can never go wrong when combining cream cheese and sweet chilli sauce. I have added some mayonnaise to this mixture to add a little bit of a tang. I would probably leave this out if I were using a hot chilli sauce, as opposed to a sweet chilli sauce.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What To Do With Leftover Tuna - Tuna Melt

What today’s toastie lacks in looks, it makes up for in taste. It is very easy going, a perfect toastie for a dull day, where you want comforting to eat. It is the perfect wet weather toastie. The first time I made this, it was bucketing down with rain and I was huddled at my desk with my toastie, a cup of tea with my portable heater on full.

What is your favourite cold, wet, and dreary day food?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What To Do With Leftover Tuna - Gourmet Tuna Toastie

This toastie makes an open can to tuna worthwhile. It is surprisingly good. The Tabasco sauce makes it sing and the chopped baby tomatoes and spring onion give it a café feel.

When I made this toastie for lunch today, it raised a few eyebrows amongst my colleagues. The most common response was “that is a lot of things to put into a toastie.” I am slowly educating them toasties are far from the boring three ingredient recipes coved previously.

Now all I need is a cappuccino.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Theme: What To Do With Leftover Tuna

Ham, Tomato & Mustard
Whilst it took some time to get into the swing of simple flavour combinations, some of toasted sandwiches created for "No Cooking Required" were absolute winners. My favourite recipes were Avocado, Cheese & Ham and Ham, Tomato & Mustard.

The last created for October's challenge was Tuna & Creamed Corn. Unfortunately, in order to create this toastie I opened a 425g tin of tuna. Now I have a lot of left over left over tuna. The question is, what to do with it all?

I could use all of my excess tuna in one fail swoop and make a tuna bake, but where is the fun in that? Instead, the theme for this month shall be entitled: "What to do with leftover tuna."

Stay tuned




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