I’ve been a huge fan of tuna salad for a long, long time. Now I’m talking about the tuna in the can, never fresh tuna, not sure I’ve even seen fresh tuna anywhere except on a TV show. I’ll bet fresh would make a super salad, I know that I made salmon patties from fresh salmon once and they were really good. It’s just that here in Small Town, HeartLand, USA! USA! we are pretty far from an ocean. I’m not sure catfish would do.
A tuna fish sammich has to be on toast. I will brook no dissent. This toast was made from a loaf of white bread (Julia Child’s recipe!) but whole wheat will work, and that nice NY City deli rye bread would be very good indeed…
I have a pal who grew up in NY City, and he sniffs with disdain whenever he sees my tuna salad. His recipe uses tuna, grated onion, and mayo. I’m not really sure about the mayo. I’ll pin him down if he shows in the chat room today. I’m a fan of tuna with “the works”. This batch has mayo, hard boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, celery, green peppers, chopped green olives with the pimentos and sweet onions. I’ve been known to add shredded cheddar or another cheese to the mix. Mainly I add whatever I have on hand that seems like a good idea.
Have you a favorite tuna salad recipe?