Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Enjoy Every Sandwich!

I am partial to a good tuna sandwich. But sucks to my as-mar, my definition of good tuna never seems to coincide with the vision of mayonnaise and limp meat that makes up deli-counter tuna. If I want a good tuna sandwich, I gotta make it myself. I will, too! In the morning/before work/in my underwear...my favored method, as has been previously discussed. To make your own version of the beast pictured at left, I have included the recipe below as exactly as I can recall it from its spontaneous concoction in my mid-morning kitchen. Of course, if you're also of the crowd that dislikes mayo-drenched tuna, this recipe is applicable to all kinds of exhilarating situations!

You Will Need:
1/2 can of tuna
2 Slices Rye Bread
Handful of Pea Shoots, coarsely chopped
A Few Slices Tomato
A Few Slices Onion
A Few Slices Cucumber
Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Ginger Powder (to taste)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. mustard

To Make:

Mix the tuna and the tbsp of olive oil in a small bowl, well enough so that the tuna is coated and cohesive. Then mix in a dash of lemon juice, black pepper, and ginger powder.Only the faintest touch of the ginger is necessary, mind you. It's mostly the lemon juice and black pepper that will make good company for the tuna taste. Stir everything up nice, then smash it down onto one slice of mustard-slathered rye bread. Pile your tomato, cucumber, and onion on top of the meat. Then comes the finishing touch: a pile of chopped pea shoots. Smash the other piece of rye bread down over the whole she-bang and immediately transfer the finished product to some kind of holding cell (plastic lunch bag, tin foil--whatever is your preferred method of food transportation). Viola! LUNCH!


The Undertoad said...

my secret ingredients are dill and paprika... not so secret anymore!

fash said...

i like to mix chopped up spring onion into my tuna, and in high school i found the weird yet wonderful combination of putting cheese doritos on my tuna as well...it became known as the bad breath sandwich.

Rachel S said...

I usually heavily spice mine with a ton of curry and cayenne...open face with tomatoes, red onion, and sunflower sprouts on top. I'm gonna try yours next.

sweeetheartfever said...

rachel! i'm ripping you off for your recipe. that shit sounds goooood. will you make me your cheeze-it mac n cheese dish some day? ive tried to do it so many times and it never works for me.