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Tuna Salad
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/08/2009 | Stacey Winder

Posted on 11/08/2009 7:01:12 AM PST by Patriot1259

I like to make a big batch of this and have it for lunch during the week, or as a snack with crackers.

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: recipe; salad; sandwich; snack; sowhat; tuna; tunasalad; whocares

1 posted on 11/08/2009 7:01:12 AM PST by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

Yum, I would maybe add some celery for crunch. Sounds good.


2 posted on 11/08/2009 7:04:19 AM PST by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Patriot1259

Interesting - I’ve never added mustard to my tuna salad but pretty much make it the same way. I do like to add chopped celery and sometimes even apple and pecans


3 posted on 11/08/2009 7:04:51 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Don’t use ballpark mustard. Use dark yellow mustard with the seeds in it. The best kind of mustard there is, IMHO.


4 posted on 11/08/2009 7:11:37 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: Patriot1259

Great recipe. We make ours about the same but substitute a teaspoon of hot Asian chili paste for the mustard.


5 posted on 11/08/2009 7:14:41 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: rickmichaels

We always keep stone ground mustard as well as yellow - it sounds interesting, I’ve just never heard of it in tuna... may have to try it. Thanks


6 posted on 11/08/2009 7:35:22 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: Patriot1259

Best tuna salad (IMHO and that of my sister) used to be served at the lunch counter of the Kresge 5 and 10 stores. These were family owned stores affiliated with the “K” brand (which we later came to know as Kmart).

My sister and I had a routine in adolescence. We would walk the two miles or so from our home to the only local shopping strip in town. After windowshopping, we’d finish our trip at Kresge’s with the tuna salad special. After months of having the same waitresses, we finally asked what the secret ingredient was: pickled celery, albacore tuna, and mayonnaise.

First off, we grew up in a Miracle Whip household. We’d never had any mayo at home, ever. Albacore tuna was too expensive and we’d never had that at home, either! Finally, have any of you ever seen pickled celery in any store, anywhere? Me neither.

So....fast forward 30 years or so.

To this day, my sister and I still reminisce about those lunches at the Kresge lunch counter. One day while in Albertson’s I noted they had a pouch of dill pickle mix on the Reduced rack. All in one recipe, only add vinegar and water. I thought “what the hell?” I bought some celery and chopped it up when I got home. I reduced the package of pickle mix to a manageable amount and filled a couple jars with chopped celery, and then with the brine from the package. No special canning stuff; just poured the hot brine in, let it sit for several hours and then to the fridge!

‘Bout a week later, I went to the store and bought albacore tuna, hellman’s mayo, and white sandwich bread (which is what they used in the dimestore lunch counter those days!) I mixed the ingredients and put it in the fridge overnight. Next day, I rolled over to my sister’s house, tuna salad and white bread in hand and made her a sandwich.

I awaited her reaction.

After about a minute, she said: “I can’t believe you got this right! Damn. It’s the same stuff. Just damn!” LOL

Moral of the story:

Don’t give up on your old favs. If you ask around and dig for ingredients, someone will be able to come up with the recipe.

All I’m waiting for now is the recipe for those world class Kenny King’s onion rings we had in Ohio!

Patriot1259...good post. Nice break from the DC mobs. heh


7 posted on 11/08/2009 7:37:09 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Patriot1259

Tuna salad is a dish that I’ve always wanted to like but never have quite gotten there.


8 posted on 11/08/2009 7:42:34 AM PST by mysterio
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To: gattaca

The celery thing...I was going to suggest that, too! LOL!


9 posted on 11/08/2009 7:53:18 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Daisyjane69

Love your story!


10 posted on 11/08/2009 7:54:59 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight
The celery thing...I was going to suggest that, too! LOL!

It's not exactly the same thing but we always use sweet pickle relish in ours.

Yum!

11 posted on 11/08/2009 7:56:35 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Daisyjane69
Good story.

The cheapest, dark tuna is the healthiest. The white albacore tuna comes from the older tuna and contains much more mercury that the dark younger tuna.

I think the darker tuna has more omega-3 and is tastier than the white tuna anyway.

12 posted on 11/08/2009 7:57:55 AM PST by blam
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To: JimSEA

It sounds counter-intuitive, but try some chopped fresh jalapeno peppers in there. Very good combination, if you like peppers.


13 posted on 11/08/2009 8:08:48 AM PST by I am bigjohn
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To: blam

I didn’t know that, I think I’ll buy the dark from now on.


14 posted on 11/08/2009 8:09:59 AM PST by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Patriot1259

Jebus & Mary, a cup of mayo??

Ditch the pickle and add some curry powder for a little zip to your tuna fish. Or go vegan with:

* 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and
mashed
* 2 tablespoons mayonnaise - note, NOT a cup!
* 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
* 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish - I don’t add relish
* 2 green onions, chopped - or regular onion
* 1 stalk celery, chopped
* salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl, mash the chick-peas coarsely with a fork. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Use on sandwiches or on a bed of salad greens. (adapted from allrecipes.com at: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mock-tuna-salad/detail.aspx)

Usually I also add red or green peppers; curry is optional, but nice. I like my tuna and chicken salads to be chunky, if you like it smoother, dice the veggies smaller or omit them.

I’ve made this a few times; it’s pretty good. More often, I make the variation of this which tastes like chicken salad.


15 posted on 11/08/2009 8:15:12 AM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Patriot1259

Details here.

16 posted on 11/08/2009 8:29:36 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: I am bigjohn

I’ll try it. Sounds good.


17 posted on 11/08/2009 8:31:20 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Daisyjane69
My mother was an excellent cook and planned the menus for a cafeteria in a large company. She made a tuna salad with chopped onion and celery and mixed with oil and vinegar.

She also made a coleslaw with garlic, oil and vinegar. Every time we served this coleslaw we had three or four requests for the recipe. We still get requests from my wife's relatives in Norway.

18 posted on 11/08/2009 8:33:08 AM PST by monocle
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To: Patriot1259
There is a mighty fine line between cheap tuna and cat food. -- Marty Fierro
19 posted on 11/08/2009 8:38:54 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

“There is a mighty fine line between cheap tuna and cat food. — Marty Fierro “

There is no line Marty. Its all about branding.


20 posted on 11/08/2009 8:41:46 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: radiohead
Or go vegan with:...

LOL

21 posted on 11/08/2009 10:20:35 AM PST by PalmettoMason (Half Honkey.....ALL Donkey! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA! Mmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm!)
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To: Patriot1259

I make something similar (without the eggs) and add mild giardinera. It works just as well with chicken.


22 posted on 11/08/2009 11:19:36 AM PST by Trillian
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To: Patriot1259

I love these recipes you link. Maybe we should have a formal topic link for us “foodies”. Real food. The kind of food you take to the church homecoming dinner, lol.


23 posted on 11/08/2009 11:25:53 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: Patriot1259
Tuna Salad

Isn't tuna, chicken, and egg, salad just different ways of eating mayonnaise?

Start with mayo and whatever is handy, then add just about anything that is either available or suits your taste at that moment. The same for deviled egg.

I do appreciate the suggestions, especially the mustard and pickled celery. I would think pickled cauliflower, wasabi, or curry powder might be worth trying. A nice spicy paprika might also be interesting.

I also like mashed avocado with my mayo for sandwich spread.

24 posted on 11/08/2009 12:42:41 PM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: PalmettoMason

<LOL

That’s alright. I’m a FReeper. I’ve got a thick skin - and clean arteries and low triglycerides. : )


25 posted on 11/08/2009 2:32:19 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: radiohead
That’s alright. I’m a FReeper. I’ve got a thick skin - and clean arteries and low triglycerides. : )

Just yankin' your chain a little, FRiend. I always get a kick out of the word "vegan".

No offense intended.

26 posted on 11/08/2009 3:00:09 PM PST by PalmettoMason (Half Honkey.....ALL Donkey! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA! Mmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm!)
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To: PalmettoMason

None taken. I was having fun as well.


27 posted on 11/08/2009 3:25:38 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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