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How do you make a tuna salad sandwich?

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February 13, 2008 9:02AM

Tuna fish sandwich starts with a large can of fresh tuna, Starkist is good, in oil or water, your preference. This recipe is for the larger can of tuna.

Open the can and drain oil or water by leaving lid in place and holding can upside down over the sink, pushing the lid down on the fish. Put the tuna in a mixing bowl.

Mix in one and a half tablespoons of mayonnaise, more if you desire, but too much makes a mess of the tuna.

Mince one pickle, but not too small of pieces and add to the bowl. Put in one teaspoon of the pickle juice too.

Add one quarter to one half teaspoon of grey poupon or dijon mustard.

If you like onions dice up just a small piece of white onion and add that.

Same with celery, if you like, but make sure the pieces are small, with no strings attached.

Add a pinch of black pepper, and a small pinch of salt. Garlic is also an option, but add a very little at a time, and test as you go along.

For enhanced flavor, place the bowl in the fridge with a piece of plastic over the top and let it sit for an hour or so, letting the flavors marry.

Now for the bread:

Take two slices of your favorite kind of bread, toasted or plain, buttered if you like. Butter adds to the flavor thing, but it is not necessary given the moistness of the tuna fish.

Spread the tuna on one slice evenly, thicker if you like a lot, then make the top layer with the other piece of bread. Enjoy Any of the ingredients may be omitted according to taste.