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MIss G May 23, 2007 09:01 PM

So I've got a stack of canned tuna in the cubbard and want to use it. Anybody have favorite recipes?

  1. Megiac May 24, 2007 09:41 AM

    If any of those are packed in olive oil, this is one of our weeknight dinner favorites: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/li...

    1. bitsubeats May 24, 2007 09:38 AM

      tuna kimbop
      tuna kimchi bokkeumbap

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      1. re: bitsubeats
        hannaone May 24, 2007 11:19 AM

        Hitchhiking on bsb's kimbop suggestion, here is Sue's recipe and method from mykoreankitchen.com:

      2. foxy fairy May 24, 2007 09:22 AM

        Tuna with wasabi mayo for kick - buy a little tub of the wasabi powder and stir a *little* into the mayo before adding it to the tuna! YUM. You can serve these in endive leaves for a really cute presentation.

        1. chicgail May 24, 2007 03:57 AM

          Try a pasta with tuna, artichoke hearts, capers, chopped Kalamata olives, a little EVOO, some lemon juice and a little pepper. I like to use a shaped pasta, likes shells or bowties. It's hardly a tuna noodle casserole.

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          1. re: chicgail
            MIss G May 24, 2007 09:15 AM

            Thanks everybody! I definitely have a few meals covered for the next few days!

          2. amyzan May 23, 2007 10:44 PM

            I make this recipe with the whole can of tuna, rather than the half can called for int he ingredient list. I know it sounds strange, but it's good, especially if you dress the carrots while warm and let it sit in the fridge a bit before eating it so the flavors meld. http://www.recipezaar.com/111111

            ETA: I should also add that shallots (or vidalias or walla walla onion, if you have them, or gosh, even a red onion) in place of the yellow onions are a nice substitution. More flavor.

            1. ipsedixit May 23, 2007 10:09 PM

              PB & J with tuna sandwich ... but only if your best friend is pregnant.

              Tuna salad California roll (substitute the fake crab with the tuna salad)

              Tuna cakes (a la crab cakes)

              1. NeNePie May 23, 2007 09:39 PM

                I do my tuna salad with tart apples, mayo and sour cream, green onions, yellow onions, celery. Yum.

                Also I saw this recipe somewheres online. It looks great... uses tart, unsweetened dried cranberries!

                Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries and Lemon

                1 can solid white albacore tuna

                3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise

                ½ fresh lemon

                2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion

                1/8 teaspoon unrefined sugar

                1 tablespoon coarsely chopped sun-dried cranberries

                Pinch of sea salt

                Directions: Squeeze the lemon and remove any seeds. Combine the lemon juice, sugar and salt with the onions, and set aside. Drain the tuna thoroughly. Mix together all the ingredients immediately before serving.

                Makes 2 to 3 serving

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                1. re: NeNePie
                  paprkutr May 23, 2007 09:46 PM

                  They make the cranberry tuna at Whole Foods and my husband loves it. Try it.

                2. starlady May 23, 2007 09:35 PM

                  Tuscan Inspired Bean and Tuna salad.
                  Can of White beans - drained and rinsed
                  Red Pepper - when I have time I'll roast it first
                  Fresh Chopped Basil nad Flat Leaf Parsley
                  Red Wine Vin - Olive Oil, Red WIne Vin, Dijon Mustard, S&P
                  all of this to taste
                  and add a drained can of tuna

                  I toss it all on a bed of Baby Spinach

                  I kinda use it as a "kitchen sink" salad
                  If I have artichoke hearts I toss those in, sometimes capers, know what I mean?
                  Grilled asparagus is also awesome in this dish

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                    mojoeater May 23, 2007 09:31 PM

                    Check out Paula Deen's tuna burger recipe. I made them a couple weeks ago and they were really good. (I added a little cayenne and nixed the pimento)

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