Hot and Spicy Fried Tuna Sandwich

    25 minutes

    This is a tongue-searingly hot fried tuna sandwich that will satisfy lovers of spicy food. Feel free to adjust ingredients as desired.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped celery
    • 1 pinch sea salt
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna packed in olive oil, drained
    • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 2 pinches cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon Cajun style seasoning
    • 1 pinch dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 2 slices cheddar cheese
    • 4 slices bread

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the vegetable oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and season with a little salt. Cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, mustard, mayonnaise and the sauteed onion and celery. Season with cayenne, seasoning, parsley and Tabasco sauce. Spoon onto half of the bread slices. Top each one with a slice of cheese and then the remaining slices of bread.
    3. Spread butter onto the outsides of the sandwich. Fry in a frypan over medium heat until golden brown on the outside and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes total.

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    This is hands down the best tuna melt on the planet. The flavors are spectacular! Husband is a bit leery of tuna, but this one rocked his world! Mine, too. Prepared exactly as written.  -  22 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    First time eating a Tune Melt. My husband and I loved it!!!! The spice added a good kick.  -  07 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't eat tuna and was looking for my husbands lunch and he loves it! I even think it smells good enough to try!  -  27 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)