Written by adam on Oct 27, 2005
Hot & Tangy Tuna Salad
Filed Under: Recipes
Tuna salad. Let's us no longer fear or thumb our noses at the words. Oh sure, tuna salad has become this bland, boring thing that wives make their husbands. Maybe it's this round ball of mayo-laden slop dished out with an ice cream scoop by every corner deli employee in the westeren hemisphere. Or perhaps it's that mysterious goop found on a Subway sandwich.
Let's not live in disgust anymore. Let's not live in avoidance. Let's embrace what is possible for the underappreciated canned tuna with a little bit of relish and a dollup or two of hot sauce. Turn that boring tuna salad into "Oh man! Mom never made it like this!"
Oh, and if you get that canned tuna from Starkist, be sure to crack all the Jessica Simpson jokes you want.
What makes this recipe stand out, in my opinion, are the pecans. Letting the mixure sit for a half-hour in the fridge will help soften the nuts so you don't choke when eating your sandwich.
- 2 cans chunk tuna in water
- 2-3 spoonfuls real mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. dijon mustard
- 2 Large spoonfuls pepper relish, like Sparky and Spike's
- 1 TBSP very hot hot sauce, like Torchbearer #23
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Salt and Pepper
Open the cans of tuna and drain out the water. Break apart any of the larger chunks. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. The mayo is really dependent on your preference and the amount of tuna you are using.
Serve on toasted bread with some lettuce. Feel free to spice it up as much as you want. You can only make it better.
Responses to "Hot & Tangy Tuna Salad" ...
Sound great! It doesn't take much effort to be a little creative. I'll try it.