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sandwich essentials: awesome tuna and coleslaw

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love a good tuna sandwich, but sometimes I like a tuna sandwich with a bit of crunch. So, I added some coleslaw to the recipe, a few other bits-and-bobs, and there you go. This recipe will make two yummy, crunchy tuna sandwiches. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For sandwich essentials: awesome tuna and coleslaw

  • 5 oz
    tuna, water packed (1 can), more on this later
  • 3 oz
    coleslaw, more on this later
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    relish, dill variety
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 2 md
    kaiser rolls, or bread of choice
  • frank's hot sauce
  • white pepper in place of black pepper
  • lettuce leaves
  • thin slices, fresh tomato
  • provolone cheese slices
  • chips or fries
  • a nice pickle wedge

How To Make sandwich essentials: awesome tuna and coleslaw

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    It is no secret that my favorite tuna is Wild Planet… Not just because they are sustainably fished, but it tastes so dang good. If you can get it, I would suggest you give it a try. Regardless of your choice, make sure it is water packed.
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    The coleslaw I am using is a typical variety, much like a Kentucky coleslaw. Here is the recipe that I used:
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Drain the tuna, add to a bowl with the other sandwich ingredients, and lightly toss, until just combined.
  • 6
    Chef’s Note: If you substitute white pepper, for the black, you will get more of a “sweet” heat. In addition, if you add a dash or two Frank’s hot sauce, you will give it a bit of a savory kick that goes quite well with the coleslaw.
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    Divide the tuna, and add half each to the bottom of two toasted buns.
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    Chef’s Tip: I added some butter lettuce leaves to the toasted buns for two reasons: First, I like butter lettuce. Second, it insulates the bun from the tuna, and helps keep it from getting soggy.
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    If you want to kick it up, add two thinly-sliced tomatoes, top with a piece of provolone, and stick under a broiler, for about 30 seconds. Mmmmmm.
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    Chef’s Tip: If you are using the tomatoes, sprinkle a bit of salt, and black pepper on them before adding the provolone. Tomatoes just beg for salt and black pepper.
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  • So yummy
    Serve with chips or fries, a nice pickle (sweet or dill), and maybe a few tall cold ones. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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