All you need to get a damn good Tuna melt are these 5 items

Discussion in 'Fish' started by dirtsailor2003, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    1. Home canned Albacore or smoked Albacore tuna

    2. Tillamook Cheese or Smoked Tillamook cheese of choice

    3. Homemade bread 1/2"-9/16" thick slices.  I used Rollers Amish bread for this sandwich

    4. Butter

    5. Cast Iron Skillet

    I went with plain old Tillamook cheddar and non-smoked home canned Albacore.

    Just so I don't get in trouble here is the smoked element of the meal. Served on our smoking drinking party plate.

    Get a good glob of butter melting in the Cast iron over medium heat (low medium)

    Here i must say that I used a few more than the "5" things listed above. I added pickles, dill, garlic powder, celery seed. and a bit of dry mustard. No Mayo, no squeezable mustard.

    Here's the process. Bread, Cheese, Tuna, Cheese, Bread. Into the pan

    Put the Sandwee in the pan. Give it a quick swirl in the butter and flip immediately.  Cover with lid and wait. Since this is low heat it takes a while 5-8 minutes per side depending on your stove. Keep checking the bread.

    When it looks like this on one side its time to flip. When it looks like this on both sides its time to Eat!

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2015
  2. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Dang that looks tasty Case. I know what I'm doin the next time my buddy from the lowlands brings me some home canned smoked tuna. [​IMG]
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I assume you serve those to all your fellow fishing buddies while out on the boat?    If so,  can I be your fishing buddy? [​IMG]
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Clay! If you come to Paulina in September I'll float you a jar or two of the non-smoked. I should've smoked some prior to canning this year but I didnt. If we get some this year I'll cold smoke al of it before canning!
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure can Craig! Like you guys do I always take a good supply of goodies along when I go fishing!

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