My husband loves tuna salad. Mainly because it’s good and he can claim that he has eaten fish. Okay.
He makes sandwiches with lettuce and tomatoes on visibly charcoaled toast; chaque un a son gout. I’m posting this for him because he said he made some tuna salad that didn’t taste like mine. “Oh maybe, just whistle.”
1) Buy good tuna. Water-packed, solid albacore is good and they have some at Costco. 2) Drain the tuna well before using. Watery tuna salad is a bad thing. 3) Hard boiled eggs and chopped onion must be included. Some people also add chopped sweet pickles but that’s optional. 4) Along with the mayonnaise, a little yellow American mustard is a requirement. This adds color and piquancy. After you have included the above, you are now free to improvise with other ingredients.
Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
2 cans of tuna
1 small onion, chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup of mayonaisse
A dollop of mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
4 medium sized tomatoes
Drain the tuna in a strainer, then coarsely separate with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
Cut the tops off the tomatoes and remove pulp to create a shell. Fill with tuna salad and sprinkle with cheese. Put on a plate and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes until cheese is melted.
Alternatively, charcoal some bread, layer on tuna salad with sliced tomato and lettuce.