I think Sunday’s sole purpose in life is to get us ready for the most dreaded day of the week: Monday. In other words, Sunday is meant to be a lazy day. Yep. This is why I love Sundays. And, in the spirit of laziness, I have a super quick, yet delicious lunch recipe for you all. How about a classic with a twist? That’s right. Today I want to share with you a recipe that originated during my second year of University. As most of you probably know, University students manage to somehow survive on tuna and pasta for years. How we do it is still a mystery.
This one rainy Sunday back in the day, I was too lazy to go to the store. Or maybe too busy? Yes, we’ll say I was too busy to go to the store. I sounds much better. So, I looked through my tiny kitchen and all I had was tuna, a piece of Manchego cheese from who knows when, a sad looking red pepper and some of my roommate’s bread. It’s amazing how hunger can bring out your creative side sometimes. That’s when this yummy tuna melt sandwich was born.
Even though it might look like a simple tuna sandwich, it is packed with amazing flavours. The Manchego cheese and the roasted red peppers give it a very special je ne sais quoi. Also, if you can get your hands on some honey-oat bread, it will take this tuna melt sandwich to a whole new level.
Go ahead! Make yourself one, stay in bed all day watching movies, enjoy your Sunday. You deserve it!
(Makes 2 delicious sandwiches)
1 can of tuna, drained
1 ½ tablespoon of mayo
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and seeded
200g Manchego cheese, grated
4 thick slices of your favourite bread
Butter, as necessary
1. Combine tuna, mayo, mustard and green onion.
2. Butter all four slices of bread on one side only. Place then on a hot griddle butter side down.
3. Split the cheese into two. Place each half on two of the four slices of bread. Let it start melting. On the other two slices of bread, place half the tuna.
4. Once the cheese has slighted melted, top it off with half the roasted red peppers on each slice.
5. Once the cheese has completely melted, finish up the sandwich by topping off the slice with the tuna with the slice with the cheese. Leave it on the griddle until golden brown.
- If the cheese is not melting and the bread is almost burning already, lower the heat and cover with a lid to trap the heat necessary to melt the cheese.
- If you don’t like warm tuna, add it until the very end.
- If you don’t like your sandwich toasted, place the cheese on two slices of bread as previously explained and microwave them for 30 seconds approximately. Allow it to cool and proceed as explained above.