Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Learning to Love Tuna

Tuna Fish SandwichWhen I was sixteen, or even twenty, had you told me there'd come a time when I'd crave a tuna fish sandwich, I'd have called you crazy. I remember gagging when a high school boyfriend forced me to take a bite of his mom's "famous" mayo-heavy tuna fish sandwich. In college, I'd make my roommate sit in the hall to eat the tuna and cracker snack packs she loved.

I know now that the problem wasn't me, it was the fish and the mayo. Water packed Chicken of Sea doused in Miracle Whip is nothing like the olive oil packed solid tuna lightly dressed with balsamic vinaigrette that graces the sandwich you see above. I've found a favorite brand at Fairway--Flott--imported from Sicily. Not local, and I'm sure full of mercury, but I'm addicted. In addition to sandwiches, I'm partial to a salad of canned cannelini beans, tuna, jarred roasted bell peppers, maybe some green onions. On Sunday nights it's easy to fix a couple containers of the mixture for a couple of weekly lunches, or on a busy school night, dinner's ready in a flash.

9 comments:

Douglas Cress said...

holy crap - everything you've written has come out of my mouth - except the 'coming around' part.

Even if a supermodel tried to kiss me...if she has been eating a tuna fish sandwich, I would say NO WAY.

I think I have some sort of maniacal hatred of the food.

Bill said...

Interesting.....tuna without the mayo. I've got to try this out.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That's a nice looking jar of tuna!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Pannifer's said...

I'm a huge fan of mayo, but even I admit it doesn't do anything good for tuna...

That sandwich looks delicious!

Rachael said...

I was the same way about Tuna...until I started trying it other ways...

This sounds like perfection.

Mwoah,
Rachael

Shayne said...

Just thinking about those wonderful flavors on a sandwich makes me want to raid the kitchen...I have all that in there...well my tuna is the yucky canned stuff often mixed in mayo. But it still sounds good.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love tuna and mayo! Great looking sandwich!

Cheers,

Rosa

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