|A classic, open-faced tuna melt sandwich of tuna, celery, sweet onion and tarragon and dressed with mayonnaise, gets a spicy kick from Cajun seasoning, hot sauce and jalapeno and is served on a toasted English muffin, topped with fresh, sliced tomato and melted cheese.|
Spicy Tuna MeltOkay, so yes. It's a simple open-faced tuna melt sandwich. But a reader recently asked me for my recipe, which of course gave me a craving for one, so I made them and I'm sharing it with y'all, because that is what a blogger of food does. Besides. It's too darned hot to cook much, or at least often, and when is the last time you had one yourself? I think it's time!
To make a melt, you could certainly use whatever type of tuna salad you usually make for the standard sandwich, and mine is fairly close to that, with the exception of a few different seasonings and the absence of eggs. I don't serve the tuna hot, though you can certainly warm it if you like. I just assemble them and pass them under the broiler, only long enough to melt the cheese on top. Since that's all the oven time you need for these, pair one of two of them up with a nice cucumber salad, or a simple green salad, maybe some fresh seasonal fruit and iced tea, and you've got a nice, light supper for these busy, hot weather days.