Tuesday, February 17, 2009

not yo mama's tuna melt

my boyfriend/workout slavedriver has been lecturing me on eating more protein. i figured that the best way to do this was to add cheese and bread to it...hence, tuna melt!

i didn't want to have anything with mayo, so i decided to upgrade my tuna melt. instead of going the old school mayo route, i made my tuna a little fancier with capers and artichoke hearts. throw some provolone on that bad boy and butter it up...hot damn, that was a good sandwich!

not yo mama's tuna melt
1 can tuna, in water
1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp capers, drained
1/4 can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper

2 pieces of bread
1 slice provolone
1 slice mozzarella
1/2 tbsp butter (i used butter spray)

mix all the ingredients (tuna through olive oil) in a bowl. salt & pepper to taste. heat a small frying pan or griddle under medium heat. place the prepared tuna between the bread & cheese, using the cheese as glue for the bread to melt onto the tuna. spread the butter on both sides of the sandwich and place in the pan/griddle. cook until the sandwich is golden brown on both sides.

mmmmmm, tuna melt.

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