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Bought canned "Tuna with Sweet Corn" - ideas?

greygarious Aug 9, 2009 12:07 PM

The 5.82 oz. Goya cans, originally $1.79, were 50 cents in the "discontinued" bin. Since we know about the phenomenon of the Incredible Shrinking Tuna Can, with its increasingly watery contents, I picked up a couple. At home I noticed that the "best by" date is this month so perhaps the supermarket will still be carrying it, and is just clearing old stock. It is chunk light tuna, sweet corn, soybean oil, water, onion, sweet pepper, sugar, MSG, vinegar, spices, and paprika.

The "spices" part is the $64.000 question. Is this stuff hot? What is it typically used for? I can see it with mayo and celery, for tuna salad sandwiches, if it's not spicy-hot. If it is, since I have a low chile tolerance, I'll have to combine it with some sort of dairy to tame it...maybe a quesadilla preparation.

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  1. Veggo Aug 9, 2009 12:23 PM

    Chilled in a stuffed tomato or in roasted sweet pepper halves? It sounds like stuffed jalapenos are not your thing, but guests may enjoy them.

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    1. re: Veggo
      greygarious Aug 9, 2009 12:37 PM

      Thanks, but my main quesiton is whether or not the contents of the can are spicy.

      1. re: greygarious
        Veggo Aug 9, 2009 01:37 PM

        No, but don't take my word for it. For 50 cents you can find out for yourself ;)

    2. shaogo Aug 9, 2009 02:20 PM

      Goya's products are quite good. Unless marked with "hot" or a little picture of a chili pepper, they're not hot (*we* even think that their "spicy" things ain't all that hot).

      I ditto stuffing good summer tomatoes with the stuff (perhaps after adding a bit more minced onion, or fresh cilantro).

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