Toasted tuna mayo

Toasted tuna mayo

Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
  • SERVES 3
  • PREP TIME 15 minutes
  • COOKING TIME 4 minutes
  • WINE / SPIRIT PAIRING Woolworths Jordan Unwooded Chardonnay 2016

What you'll need

Ingredients Quantity
170 g cans light meat tuna chunks 2
thick mayonnaise, plus extra for spreading 3 tbsp
lemon juice 1 tbsp
Italian parsley, chopped 1-2 tbsp
onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp
celery, finely chopped 1 tbsp
garlic cloves, crushed (optional) 2
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
white or brown farm-style loaf 6 slices
Watercress, for serving
Crisps, for serving



Drain the tuna well, then transfer to a bowl. Separate into large flakes using a fork and mix well with the remaining ingredients except the bread, cress and crisps. Chill until ready to use.

Sandwich 3–4 T of the mixture between 2 slices of bread.

Spread the outside of the sandwich with a thin layer of mayonnaise and slowly brown in a nonstick pan, covering the bread with a square of baking paper, and weighing it down in the pan.

Serve with cress and crisps.

Cook's note: Pan-fry these sandwiches for extra decadence (after spreading them with mayo rather than butter). Or, you could lose the bread and heap the tuna mayo onto hot baked potatoes instead.

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