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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Simple and Delightful, Tuna Fish Salad.........

As a chef and cooking everyday for a living sometimes simple is exactly what I need. Its funny when you are surrounded by some of the worlds finest ingredients at you finger tips, and can make anything you want from them and a simple tuna fish sandwich is what your heart desires. I guess its comfort food to me, like homemade chicken noodle soup or some fried fish and grits, its what I crave! So today for lunch I made a tuna salad sandwich with some chips and a ice cold glass of milk, sat outside by the garden and enjoyed this simple pleasure. Tuna fish lends itself to a wide range of preparations and ingredients. Most people use mayonnaise as a binder, but others use yogurt, sour cream and sometimes salad dressings to bind theirs. The tuna fish I made today I used a 6 oz can of tuna packed in olive oil. I never use tuna in water, just don't like it. I drain it, add a little fine diced onion, celery and a couple of dollops of Dukes mayonnaise. Then I add a tbsp of sweet relish, a tsp of chopped capers and a grate or two of lemon zest. Mix it, check and see if it needs salt or pepper and that's it. Pile it on your favorite bread with lettuce, thinly sliced tomato and have at it! Enjoy...........

1 comment:

Kim Kelly said...

I have never been a very good tuna salad sandwich maker. My husband has even taken over the job (usually it's for him anyway!) and this is one recipe that I eat his (he also makes spagetti, that's about it!) I'm eager to give yours a try... maybe I will surprise him for lunch tomorrow! Love your picture too, btw...