Tuna Melt

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  1. Tara February 2, 2011, 8:04 am

    That looks so good! I love tuna melts but have never tried with fresh tuna. It’s kind of funny the foods we crave during pregnancy.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 2, 2011, 3:15 pm

      Oh, Tara, you’re in for a treat with the fresh tuna. I love tuna melts any way I can get them, but I’m pretty sure I’ll never go back to the canned stuff now. Yeah — I craved tuna when I was pregnant with Jordan also…practically lived at Subway for their tuna sandwich!

  2. KarenC February 2, 2011, 8:58 am

    The first time I ever had a tuna melt was after watching Bobby Flay make tuna salad from freshly grilled tuna steaks. It looked so good I had to try it myself. His had a bit of finely chopped habanero in it… which was quite a kick.

    Once you’ve had a tuna sandwich made with “real” tuna… it’s hard to go back to the canned stuff.

    I’m going to try your recipe as soon as I can get to the store for some tuna. I love the idea of putting avocado on it. It looks delicious!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 2, 2011, 3:16 pm

      Leave it to Bobby Flay to add some heat into his tuna melt, huh? :) I hope you enjoy this tuna melt recipe, Karen!

  3. Miss Becky February 2, 2011, 9:38 am

    You may have won me over too. I’ve never prepared fresh tuna steaks. I’ve had them fresh while in Hawaii (I think they’re called Ahi or Mahi Mahi there or something) and they were delicious. Yours look absolutely positively divine. there’s a reliable fish market in the area so this is being added to my list of future meals. thanks Lacey.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 2, 2011, 3:18 pm

      Thanks, Miss Becky. The nice thing about preparing the steaks for this recipe is it’s okay if they get overcooked a bit because they have to be cooked through for the tuna salad. Otherwise, tuna steaks can get a bit tricky to prepare because people often like then simply seared and rare in the middle. Enjoy!

  4. Katherine February 2, 2011, 12:57 pm

    This sounds so delicious! I’m gonna have to find me some fresh tuna first, but will definitely be giving these a try.

  5. Dustin Baier February 3, 2011, 7:44 am

    It really is shocking that I liked these considering I hate tuna so much. :)

  6. KarenC February 3, 2011, 10:43 am

    I made these last night and they were WONDERFUL! I loved the dill pickle in it, and topping it with the avocado was brilliant. Don’t skimp on the amount of salt & pepper you use to season the tuna.

    I used Havarti cheese… which melted beautifully. I’m thinking next time that a couple of slices of bacon would be really good on there, and maybe switching the pickles for capers.

    I think the reason these are so darned good is beacause the tuna is so firm and meaty. It’s nothing at all like canned tuna.

    I highly recommend this recipe. I’m already thinking about making them again. LOL

    Thanks for the receipe, Lacey.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 3, 2011, 3:06 pm

      Yay!! As far as I’m concerned, bacon makes things better, so I bet the melt will be tasty! Thanks, Karen, I’m so glad you enjoyed the tuna melts!

  7. Charlotte February 3, 2011, 11:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!

  8. Tiffany February 8, 2011, 7:35 pm

    I have always been a canned tuna hater just like Dustin, but for some reason when my husband makes a tuna melt using fresh fish, I LOVE them! I will send my husband this recipe, I bet he will like it too!

  9. Rubi January 11, 2012, 7:09 pm

    looks yummy, cant wait to try it! on a side note, you need a facebook button!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef January 13, 2012, 3:03 pm

      Hi Rubi!
      i actually have a facebook button in the left-hand column near my newsletter sign-up form. I also have the option after each post to share the link on facebook. I hope that helps!

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