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.

Tuna & Lemon Mayo

Makes: 2 toasties

  • ½ cup tuna
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • rind from ½ of a lemon, grated
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp. spring onions, diced
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bread
  • butter (optional)

  1. Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, lemon rind, garlic and spring onions in a bowl. Season with pepper.
  2. Preheat the toastie maker and butter each of the four slices of bread (optional).
  3. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, onto the bottom grill plate.
  4. Spoon half of the mixture onto the centre of the bread.
  5. Place the top piece of bread on top of the mixture, butter side up.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for the other grill plate.
  7. Gently close the lid and allow to toast for approximately 3 minutes, or until the bread has browned sufficiently.


  1. I hate lemon squeezed on fish too, it spoils it. Nice idea for a toastie.

  2. Hello & thankyou!

    That is exactly how I feel, lemon does spoil the taste of fish, unless its tinned tuna!

    Thanks for stopping by!



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