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Old 01-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #21
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I don't think it tastes good in oil. I prefer it packed in water or broth.


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Old 01-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #22
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It not only has to be in water, it has to be solid white albacore! I don't like the slickness of oil-packed tuna.

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #23
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If you ever see real Italian tuna buy it and make Chef June's salad. It's a real treat.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:32 PM   #24
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I buy mine in brine - not a great fan, but my son likes tuna mayonnaise sandwiches.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:43 PM   #25
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I prefer it in water as to oil. But I would definately try it in Olive oil or Italian tuna if I can find it. I would think olive oil would taste a lot better than the regular oil or just water.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:20 PM   #26
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I also prefer my Tuna Fish packed in oil, Olive Oil when its available. Has more flavor than the water.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #27
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I like mine packed in water. Don't like the sliminess in oil or the added calories.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:39 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by ChefJune View Post
I only buy light tuna packed in olive oil (not veg oil). I first had it in Italy, years ago, and the flavor of that tuna (generally also imported from Italy) is light years ahead of Bumblebee, et al. The quality of the fish is also noticeably different.

I drain the oil off, but save it to use in the vinaigrette that often accompanies the tuna.
I do too..Imported is wonderful and I like your idea of saving the oil..Thanks
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #29
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Can't get imported olive oil-packed tuna here and I don't care for the slimyness (if that's a word) of the oil-packed tune, so it's water-packed for me. Don't use much canned tuna so it doesn't really matter here.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #30
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Usual is chunk light packed in water - I find albacore in the can is tasteless and dry, even with the additions of onion, celery and mayo.
As a treat I'll get italian tuna in olive oil, drain some of the oil, put it in a bowl with chopped onion and italian seasoning and alittle red wine vinegar, and ground black pepper, let it sit overnight in fridge, then eat it on lettuce leaves rolled up.
Yum! It's like a sub, without the bread.

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