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Open-Faced Asparagus-Tuna Melts

Discussion in 'Quick Meals' started by Trishee, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Trishee

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    Open-Faced Asparagus-Tuna Melts
    If you have the time, use fresh tuna as called for in this sandwich. Otherwise, you can substitute drained water-packed canned tuna.


    1 (8-oz.) fresh tuna steak
    1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1/2 cup finely chopped fennel bulb
    2 green onions, finely sliced
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    4 slices rustic whole wheat bread
    12 asparagus spears, cooked, chilled, halved crosswise (This is great for leftover asparagus from the night before)
    6 oz. sliced Emmentaler or Swiss cheese





    1. Heat broiler. Spray shallow pan with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle tuna with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 7 to 9 minutes or until fish just begins to flake, turning once. Cool.
    2. Flake tuna; place in medium bowl. Stir in fennel, onions, mayonnaise, mustard, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and hot pepper sauce.
    3. Place bread on small baking sheet; mound tuna salad on top of each piece of bread. Top with asparagus and cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
    4 sandwiches


    PER SANDWICH: 535 calories, 38 g total fat (12 g saturated fat), 30 g protein, 19.5 g carbohydrate, 75 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 3.5 g fiber



     
  2. Starmist

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    Sigh, why ruin perfectly good tuna with asparagus? I have a good smoked Stilton coming to room temperature for dessert; think I'll go try to smother memories of asparagus.
     
  3. Trishee

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    FOOOOD FIGHT!!!!!!
    :throws asparagus, Eggplant and other naughty bits off food at Freda:

    Muwahahahaha!
     
  4. Starmist

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    Oh, for heaven's sake! If you're going to play with your food at least pick some civilized items!
     
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    So you want me to use food that you like... to throw at you??? Hmm, I would rather have food that I disliked tossed about, instead of food I want to eat lmao.
     
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    "Well, if you're just going to play with it, I'll send it to the poor starving children in India." Perennial threat by my grandmother in a futile attempt to control 14 grand children.