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Old 01-29-2008, 07:01 AM   #11
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Another recipe sitting in my emails from the Australia Day long weekend:


Too many restaurants, not enough time...
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #12
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One thing we do that's really tasty:

Mix drained tuna, sliced green olives (the less expensive salad olives are fine), a small spoon full of mustard and enough mayonnaise to make the mixture creamy.
Slice a French loaf lengthwise and hollow out the middle (save for croutons or breadcrumbs). Scoop the tuna mixture into the shell, cover loosely with foil, and heat in 350 oven until mixture is hot & bubbly and cheese is melted. Slice into serving size pieces and lap it up.
If you don't have a French loaf, spoon onto buns and wrap each in foil.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:24 PM   #13
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mmm...these all sound good.
Tonight I made Spaghetti sauce. Cooked some pasta. I steamed some veggies.
Then I made tuna patties. I used garlic, soy sauce, egg, mayo, crushed red pepper and sesame seeds to season the tuna. Then I fried them in a bit of sesame oil.
They passed by the hubby!
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll be trying the other ones as well.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #14
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Is there any tuna left?

I'll second the salad nicoise, & add a Panzanella to the list.

This may sound odd, but I made a tuna pizza, with sauteed peppers & onions, lots of black pepper & mozzarella cheese on crescent roll dough that was pretty tasty.

Tuna calzones w ricotta & sun-dred tomatoes, would be another idea.

There's an Italian dish tuna balls(?) that's served w tomato sauce & pasta.

Tuna cakes made with stuffing mix.

Tuna-Spinach Braid is another way to go. Serve w your fave soup. Tomato comes to mind.

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Old 03-08-2008, 10:48 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by kitchenelf View Post
Think more Asian - as in tuna patties - maybe some soy, ginger, garlic, spring onions, egg white to hold it together, some kind of "heat" i.e., garlic chili paste. Form into patties and turn ONLY once or they will fall apart.

You can serve on a bed of pasta or even rice.
We've been eating lots of tuna around here lately, elfie. these sound good!
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #16
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I would like to fry the tuna patties, how do you keep them together? I only have 5 eggs so if there is another way beside egg whites
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Little Italy View Post
I would like to fry the tuna patties, how do you keep them together? I only have 5 eggs so if there is another way beside egg whites
I don't see why you couldn't use a whole egg.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:07 PM   #18
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and just mix them together?
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:41 PM   #19
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What i ended up doing for dinner tonight was put an egg for a single can of tuna and put some lemon pepper and cerreol in it and fried it in olive oil. Then I made a bed of rice and put the tuna patty on top of the rice with Teriyaki sauce drizzled over it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:32 AM   #20
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They eat a lot of tuna here-- and there are lots of nice ways to make it! Mix it with onion, mayo, caper, lemon (and whatever else you like) and stuff it inside a whole red roasted pepper. Serve as a side or on lettuce as a light lunch. Or use tuna in oil (much more flavorful than tuna in water) as a topping for salad.

One of my favorite "white trash" foods (excuse the expression!) is tuna a la king. Make a relatively heavy bechamel sauce, add tuna, thawed frozen peas, pepper, and salt, and serve over toast (I rip my toast into bite-sized bits). Comfort food to the core.

I like my tuna patties with a wasabi or horseradish mayonnaise. Mmm... sounds good for dinner, actually.


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