Tuna Melt Sandwich

Tuna Melt Sandwich

I learned a lot about myself on my backpacking trip a few weeks ago.  I also learned a lot about my weird misconceptions of canned and pouched meat and seafood.  One night our camp crew made the most delicious Thai curry chicken with canned chicken- it tasted better than some of chicken dishes I make on the regular, how awesome is that?  Moreover, lemon pepper pouch tuna became my best friend– such an easy and flavorful snack packed full of protein for day hikes.  I was skeptical when Bill brought me to the canned seafood isle in our local grocery store, but boy am I glad he broke me of my can ban, because I wouldn’t have been inspired to make these fantastic tuna melts!

Tuna Melt Sandwich

1/3 cup chopped celery
12 oz tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp mayo
lemon pepper seasoning and black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
2 Tbsp butter
4 slices of Sourdough Bread

Tuna Melt Sandwich

Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine the first five ingredients and half of the cheddar cheese in a bowl; set aside.

Spread butter over one side of each slice of bread. Spread tuna mixture on bottom slices of bread; sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese, top with second slice of bread.

Wrap sandwich in foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Tuna Melt Sandwich


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