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Old 10-08-2014, 03:28 AM   #81
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Sofrito?
Lol...if you say so. Please be more vague. That name doesn't ring a bell.

I've been meaning to make it lately...if I can find someone who knows what I am talking about.

I suppose it's that. A combination of spiced carrorts, a few other veggies, suspended in liquid.

You drain the liquid and add those spiced Mexican veggies to the tuna fish.

It's not bad...served on crackers. Someone here MUST know what I'm talking about.

Served on top of either toasted bread or crackers, not between to slices of bread.

Anyways... ...he says to me..."you and me...we finish it off" (typical macho attitude).

I had to tell him I was heading home to dinner in an hour. It was good tho. Tuna with spicy bottled Mexican veggies added.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:40 AM   #82
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"Goya" brand makes a lot of Hispanic foods. I noticed when looking up their Sofrito that it's heavy on tomatoes, but does not include carrots. I know in western European cooking (as well as stateside) there is mirepoix, which is sauteed carrots/celery/onions. The Holy Trinity of cooking.

Hope this helps, Caslon.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:50 AM   #83
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Maybe I was wrong that it contained carrots. I'm just saying that among the Mexican community, there's a common tuna fish thing they make up with spiced up veggies, usually bought in a jar. I forget what it is. Spread on crackers or toasted bread, very common among the Hispanic community. I want to try that with tuna again, just for nostalgic sake.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:54 AM   #84
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Maybe I was wrong that it contained carrots. I'm just saying that among the Mexican community, there's a common tuna fish thing they make up with spiced up veggies, usually bought in a jar. I forget what it is. Spread on crackers or toasted bread, very common among the Hispanic community. I want to try that with tuna again, just for nostalgic sake.
Is it Curtido? Sort of a sauerkraut made with cabbage, carrots, jalapeno peppers, etc...
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:21 AM   #85
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I like to use toasted hamburger buns for my sandwich.
Water packed tuna drained and add mayo and cut up Spanish olives. A slice of provolone and topped with crunchy iceberg.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:23 AM   #86
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Could be olive condite.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mexi...4&ved=0CDIQ7Ak
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:11 AM   #87
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Are you sure it's a Mexican item? Maybe it's Italian giardiniera.

https://www.google.com/search?q=giar...ed=0CAkQ_AUoAg
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:10 AM   #88
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Tuna Salad Sandwich...ingredients.

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Maybe I was wrong that it contained carrots. I'm just saying that among the Mexican community, there's a common tuna fish thing they make up with spiced up veggies, usually bought in a jar. I forget what it is. Spread on crackers or toasted bread, very common among the Hispanic community. I want to try that with tuna again, just for nostalgic sake.

I think I know what you're talking about. I've seen the mix in cans, and it does contain carrots, along with celery, onion, and peppers. A Mexican restaurant here serves it in a little dish, and it's really hot by itself. I've not seen it in a jar, but I'm sure it comes that way as well. Can't remember the brand, maybe Herdez?
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:24 AM   #89
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I searched for "pickled mexican vegetables" and came up with tons of homemade recipes. This was the only commercial item I saw:

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Albacore is seriously overfished so becoming scarce which is probably why it's expensive.
Thanks. But I thought it was because it was whole pieces and was white in color?

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$3.67 a can for yellowfin tuna, I'll have to try it. . By the way, that sized can has more tuna in it for more than just one sammie, but I'll buy a can and put the rest in the fridge or make a bowl full of tuna salad and put it in the fridge.
Two sandwiches? Two small sandwiches. You must add lots of filler.

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I know in western European cooking (as well as stateside) there is mirepoix, which is sauteed carrots/celery/onions. The Holy Trinity of cooking.
I thought the trinity was onion, green bell pepper and celery?

Update:
I found oil packed tuna in my town. Another chain grocery store right across the street from my regular store.

They had more than one brand. But it sure is expensive.
$4.78 for the small can packed in olive oil.
I ended up buying the Bumble Bee brand in vegetable oil. 10 cans for $10.00. On sale this week.
Since I am draining it well and adding mayo, I cannot see spending close to $5.00 to make 1.5 sandwiches!

There is a diner in town that has good tuna salad. Looks like about three cans worth in each sandwich.
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