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oregon albacore tuna melt

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynn Clay
Portland, OR

This recipe comes from the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Sandwich Press

Ingredients For oregon albacore tuna melt

  • 2 can
    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

How To Make oregon albacore tuna melt

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, mix the tuna with the onion, olive oil, vinegar, basil, and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Heat 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.
  • 3
    Spread the tuna salad on the bottoms and cover with the pickles. Close the sandwiches and spread the outsides of the rolls with butter.
  • 4
    Place 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.
  • 5
    Remove from oven, close sandwiches, cut in half, and serve.

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