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Tuna Tahiti

Posted Jan 26 2011 5:27pm

This is a family favorite for a quick hot sandwich! Years ago I had something similar in a tea room restaurant and thought it was so tasty and attractive. I came up with the name, thinking my family would be favorably impressed with something other than tuna sandwich. It almost sounds like you are dining on a balmy south sea island, surrounded by fresh flowers and beautiful music!

I always have cans of tuna in my pantry for nights like this. The prep time is all of 10 minutes. You can use any type of bread but I like the heartiness of a whole grain English Muffin. Toast them before you spread the tuna mixture over it.

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Finely chop 1 T. celery, green onion and parsley. You could also add bell pepper and or pickle relish if desired. Drain 1/2 c. unsweetened pineapple chunks. I buy the little individual containers, because seldom do we use an entire can.

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Drain well one small can of albacore tuna. Flake with fork and add 2-3 T. mayo. This is my favorite mayo. You could also use Greek yogurt in place of the mayo.

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Mix onion, celery and parsley with tuna. Stir in 2 T. grated sharp cheddar cheese. Swiss cheese also tastes good if you prefer using that instead. Spread over toasted muffins. Top with pineapple.

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Place under broiler until cheese melts. Serve with fresh fruit of choice, ours is fresh organic blueberries tonight! These are yummy but of course anything with melted cheddar cheese is a winner!

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Tuna Tahiti

6 English Muffins, toasted
1 small can of tuna, drained
1 T. each of finely chopped celery, green onion and parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 T. mayo
1/2 c. drained unsweetened pineapple chunks
2-4 T. grated sharp cheddar cheese

Mix tuna with celery, onion, parsley, seasonings, mayo and cheese. Spread on toasted muffins. Top with pineapple. Place under broiler until cheese melts.

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