Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado is a light and tasty way to enjoy tuna salad. This simple dish is perfect for lunch or dinner on a warm summer evening. It’s also a great lunch option when your watching your diet. I have been …
Tuna Noodle Casserole An Old-Fashioned Classic, Tuna Noodle Casserole is a casserole that I’m sure most people have tried or made, at least once. That statement might not be true quite as much today but back when I was growing up in the 60’s and …
Tuna Melt, A True American Classic
When I see Tuna Melt on the menu, I immediately think of a 1950’s roadside diner, a mom and pop, jukebox joint where Salisbury Steak and Open Face Sandwiches are also featured on the menu. In my book, a Tuna Melt is a true ‘retro’ recipe therefore a True American Classic.
A few simple ingredients can turn a pouch or can of tuna into a satisfying and affordable meal. For this recipe I combined two pouches of lemon-pepper tuna, a few tablespoons of mayonnaise or salad dressing and dried dill weed. Lightly toasted English muffins are topped with the tuna mixture. Now I know many people will say this isn’t a true classic, ‘retro’ tuna melt because I didn’t top the tuna with an American cheese slice. Shame on me.
I decided not to top my tuna melt with American cheese slices because I really don’t care for them. Maybe it’s because I live in Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, and I know what good cheese is and the many varieties of cheese that are out there but American cheese slices seem rather waxy and rubbery to me. Now in a pinch I have used American cheese slices before.
Each Has a Purpose
For this recipe American cheese slices work nicely, plus my hubby loves American cheese. They do make a nice grilled cheese sandwich but over all I prefer not to use American cheese slices. Don’t get me wrong, I like and use cheese whiz, Velveeta cheese and processed cheese slices but each has its own specific recipe and purpose.