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parmesan crusted spicy tuna melt

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

A new twist on a traditional tuna melt that had my taste-buds talking to me. I wanted it spicy and so I wasn't sure if the horseradish would work but it was a success...such a nice spicy/peppery flavor added to my tuna melt. I love, love, love horseradish and the hotter the better. It's for sure to open up your breathing and give you clear sense of smell when you have a good horsey sauce. My Dad tells me stories all the time about how Grandma "Bubba Karski" --would grow horseradish to can it. It was so hot they had to wear gloves during prep time. This made for a perfect dinner tonight!

(1 rating)
yield 2 people
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For parmesan crusted spicy tuna melt

  • 1 can
    tuna, albacore -- drained
  • 4 slice
  • 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded - extra sharp (cracker barrel is an excellent brand)
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-2 sm
    green onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp
    lime or lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    pickle relish, sweet
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, minced or chopped
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    herbes de provence
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper

How To Make parmesan crusted spicy tuna melt

  • 1
    Mix up your tuna, pickle relish, horsey sauce, spices, onion and green onion, lime or lemon juice....taste and see if you need more salt and pepper. ---- I wanted this spicy so I added 4 tbsp of horsey at least. This is all estimate cause I made it for the first time tonight. I LOVE horseradish! It's good for you too.
  • 2
    Butter your bread and then sprinkle on your Parmesan and pat it down into the butter. Assemble your sandwich with a little sharp cheddar first, then your tuna mix and then more with other slice of bread.
  • 3
    I cooked this up in my Ninja Cooking System but it could easily be pan fried or on the griddle too. The Parmesan give this an incredible crunchy good.
  • 4
    Cook 3 - 5 minutes on each side with a medium heat. If you want add a little oil to pan if you think that the butter isn't enough.
  • 5
    Slice up and serve with a yummy salad or some yummy fresh veggies, salad, chips or dill pickles....just delish.