Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts
Any mild melting cheese, like cheddar or Monterey Jack, will work here. This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd.
Everyday Food, May 2010
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 20 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 4 cans (5 ounces each) solid white tuna packed in water, drained
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise, plus more for spreading
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled between your fingers
- 4 slices crusty bread
- 8 thin slices tomato
- 4 slices provolone
- Heat broiler, with rack in highest position. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, onion, capers, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and oregano and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Arrange bread on a baking sheet and spread a little mayonnaise on each slice. Divide tuna salad evenly among slices, then top each with 2 slices tomato and 1 slice cheese. Broil until cheese is golden brown and bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes.
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