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I was looking for a light, easy to prepare dinner on a warm summer evening and came across this recipe of Tyler's ~ this looked like it would fit the bill perfectly.
Not wanting to make a trip into town to the store for a couple of the ingredients, I made some minor changes which I've noted below.
His recipe is quite similar to our favorite tuna salad; mayo, lemon juice, dill, cornichons, capers, salt and freshly ground pepper.
Tyler's version is served on a toasted "Everything" bagel, smeared with cream cheese, topped with Bibb lettuce leaves, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, then the tuna salad.
However, since I was using fresh basil leaves instead of lettuce in the sandwich I omitted the fresh tarragon his recipe calls for; and substituted snipped fresh chives instead as I think they compliment each other very well. I also roughly chopped the capers.
Again, wanting to avoid a trip to the store I substituted ciabiatta rolls for the bagels. I think the seeds and minced onions from the "everything" bagel would be delicious and I'll plan on trying it that way next time.
I used solid white albacore, packed in olive oil (well drained.)
One other note ~His recipe calls for three cups of canned tuna (for two servings?!) so I reduced the amount by half, allowing a generous amount for each sandwich, but still there was plenty leftover. I figure his sandwiches must be substanially larger than the ones I made.
All in all, it was a delicious sandwich which received thumbs-up around the table; I would definitely prepare this one again, next time on the 'everything' bagel, as well as with the tarragon and lettuce.
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