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Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich with Scallion and Pickled Ginger Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 15 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich with Scallion and Pickled Ginger

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

The pickled ginger, which comes in jars and can be found in the Asian section of your supermarket, adds a pleasantly unexpected sweet pungency to the salad. For a very special tuna salad, grill or broil 12 ounces of fresh tuna. Remove and discard the skin, break the meat up into small pieces, and use it as the base for the sandwich filler below. Tuna is a cold-water fish that has a high percentage of omega-3s. You can also substitute canned salmon for the tuna.

Yield: Makes 4 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can (12 ounces) solid white tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pickled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons eggless soy-based mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Hot red pepper sauce, to taste (optional)
  • 8 slices whole-wheat or other whole-grain bread, toasted if you want
  • 8 dark green lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 large pieces bottled roasted red pepper, drained (optional)

Directions

1. In a small bowl, break up tuna with fork. Add scallion, pickled ginger, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce if using, and mix together with fork.

2. Make four sandwiches with the bread, dividing the salad equally among them, and garnishing with lettuce, tomato, and roasted red pepper, if using.

Notes

Make-Ahead Tip: Salad can be refrigerated for up to three days.

Serving Suggestions: For a sharply flavored accompaniment, toss together Spicy Cabbage Salad with Cider Vinegar, or serve the tuna salad as is on a bed of dark leafy greens with bottled roasted red peppers as a garnish.


© 2006 David Ricketts
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Serving size is 1 sandwich.

267kcal (13%)
79mg (8%)
29mg (49%)
90mcg RAE (3%)
442mg
73mg
28g
5g
5g
26g
24mg (8%)
694mg (29%)
1g (4%)
5g (8%)
3mg (16%)
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