Saturday, July 20, 2024

Tuna Recipes for Lent Part 3: U.S. and Italy


Tuna Recipes for Lent Part 3: U.S. and Italy

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The third part of this series brings us to the United States and Italy.   You could have these two dishes together. 🙂  I have been to restaurants like Almon Marina, for example, that serve half a sandwich with half a pasta order for a meal.

Tuna, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

Think of the BLT – bacon, lettuce, and tomato – sandwich.  Now substitute the delicious bacon with the yummy tuna and you have a TLT sandwich.

Tuna, Lettuce & Tomato (TLT) Sandwiches

  • 3 pc ciabatta or focaccia bread
  • 3 tbsp Magnolia Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 pc lettuce leaves
  • 1 can (185 g) San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Water, drained
  • 1 pc (60 g) salad tomato, sliced
  • 1 pack (165 g) Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Magnolia Gold Butter Unsalted melted
  1. Slice bread horizontally in the center. Spread mayonnaise on the inner side of the bread. On each bread, place a piece of lettuce, a third portion of the tuna, tomato slices, and cheese.
  2. Brush the outer side of the sandwich with melted butter. Toast bread in a preheated Panini machine for 1 to 2 minutes or until the pressed sandwich is golden brown. Serve hot.

If Panini press is unavailable, toast bread on a preheated pan and press with a lid.

Main Course
sandwich, tuna

Tuna Aglio Olio

Aglio Olio is a dieter’s go-to pasta dish but, I will be honest with you, it isn’t the most exciting dish.  Adding tuna and some spices elevates the flavor of this dish.

Tuna Aglio Olio Pasta

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cans (185 g) each San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Oil
  • 200 g squid ink spaghetti noodles pre-cooked according to package directions
  • 200 g spaghetti noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat oil in a hot pan, then sauté the garlic, tomatoes, and tuna over medium heat.
  2. Toss in both kinds of pasta. Add chili flakes and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
Main Course
garlic, olive oil, pasta, tuna

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