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Tuna Melt

Updated February 23, 2016

This version of the diner classic is enlivened with the tangy flavors of red pepper, lemon, and ketchup.

Good with a selection of your favorite pickles.

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time - Text 15 mins

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

Cooking Methodbroiling

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Occasiongame day

Recipe Coursemain course

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Meallunch

Moodblue

Taste and Texturecheesy, savory, tangy

Type of Dishsandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 English muffins
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 6-oz (170g) cans albacore tuna, drained
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 large, thin slices of sharp Cheddar cheese, halved diagonally

Instructions

  1. Position a broiler rack 6in (15cm) from the heat and preheat. Split the muffins and toast.

  2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the red pepper, scallions, and shallots. Cook, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add the tuna, breaking up the chunks with a fork. Cook for about 1 minute, until the tuna is heated through. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the ketchup, 2 tbsp of the mayonnaise, and the lemon zest.

  3. Spread the remaining mayonnaise over the cut sides of the muffins. Spread 4 muffin halves with the tuna mixture and arrange the cheese triangles on top.

  4. Grill until the cheese melts. Top with the remaining 4 muffin halves. Serve at once.

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