Oregon Albacore Tuna Melt

Lynn Clay

By
@LavenderLynn

This recipe comes from the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Rating:
★★★☆☆ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Sandwich Press

Ingredients

2 can(s)
6 oz albacore tuna
1/4 c
finely diced red onion
1/4 c
extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
minced basil
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper
salt and freshly ground pepper
4
ciabatta rolls, split
dijon mustard and mayonnaise, for spreading
8
¼-inch-thick slices of tillamook sharp cheddar or tillamook swiss cheese
24
slices garlic dill pickles
2 Tbsp
tillamook unsalted butter, softened

Step-By-Step

1In a medium bowl, mix the tuna with the onion, olive oil, vinegar, basil, and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
2Heat a panini press or griddle. Spread the cut sides of the rolls with mustard and mayonnaise and top each roll half with a slice of cheese.
3Spread the tuna salad on the bottoms and cover with the pickles. Close the sandwiches and spread the outsides of the rolls with butter.
4Place the sandwiches on the press or griddle and cook over moderate heat until the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes. To make sure the sandwiches are fully cooked, open them up and place in a 450°F oven for about 1 minute.
5Remove from oven, close sandwiches, cut in half, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American