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.
Preparation Time - Text 15 mins
Cooking Time10 min
Cooking Time - Text10
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Recipe Coursemain course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturecheesy, savory, tangy
Type of Dishsandwich
- 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
Position a broiler rack 6in (15cm) from the heat and preheat. Split the muffins and toast.
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.
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.
Grill until the cheese melts. Top with the remaining 4 muffin halves. Serve at once.
2008 Dorling Kindersley